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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||590.00||28.00||.268||91.00||77.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Texas||20||4||2|| .407|| .500|| .200|
|vs RHP||302||82||14|| .339|| .450|| .272|
|03/16/2014||Albert Pujols, 1B LAA||Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM|
|03/16/2014||Albert Pujols, 1B LAA||Jose Bautista, RF TOR|
|03/16/2014||Kelly Johnson, 2B NYY|
Ryan Howard, 1B PHI
Joakim Soria, RP TEX
Albert Pujols, 1B LAA
|Hunter Pence, RF SF|
Matt Adams, 1B STL
Chase Headley, 3B SD
Corey Kluber, SP CLE
|Last 10 Games|
|Albert Pujols: 'I'm a first baseman, not a DH' |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(3/14/14) Angels slugger and 2013 disappointment Albert Pujols has declared his legs fine and sees himself as primarily a first baseman this season, per the Orange County Register.
"I'm a first baseman, not a DH," he said. He added that he plans on serving as a designated hitter only once or twice a week.
Pujols underwent offseason knee surgery after batting just .258 with 17 home runs and 64 RBI last season. He was limited to 391 at-bats. His .437 slugging percentage and .330 on-base percentage were career-lows.
|Albert Pujols drops weight, feels great |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/13/14) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols reported to camp in good shape, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Pujols reportedly lost seven pounds during the offseason, and looks "lean and muscular." He said both his left foot and right knee feel 100 percent. Pujols was limited by a plantar fascia tear last year, and had offseason surgery on his knee.
Pujols hit .258/.330/.437 in 391 at-bats last season.
|Albert Pujols had a 'normal' offseason |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/6/14) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has gone through a "normal" offseason, according to the New York Post.
Pujols played in just 99 games last year due to a foot injury. He also had minor knee surgery in October. Despite that, he's been able to hit throughout the entire offseason. Pujols posted a .258/.330/.437 slash line last season before he was shut down.
|Mike Scioscia expects Albert Pujols to rebound |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/12/13) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, who got a clean bill of health earlier in December after missing the final two months of 2013 with a torn plantar fascia, is poised for a bounce-back season, according to manager Mike Scioscia.
"Albert is, he's swinging the bat. He's taking batting practice. He feels very strong physically," Scioscia said. "I think that I really feel that he's going to be the healthiest he's been, certainly from what he's been out here with us, probably a couple of years before that in St. Louis where he was banged up. I think the foot will be a non-issue."
Pujols will go back to playing primarily first base in 2014 after spending most of his time at DH in 2013.
|Doctors deem Albert Pujols fully healed |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(12/9/13) Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto told the Orange County Register that first baseman Albert Pujols got a clean bill of health in a doctor's visit last week, as his left foot is now completely healed.
Pujols missed more than two months at the end of the season with a partial plantar fascia tear.
|On the one hand, Fantasy owners might be better off just forgetting about Albert Pujols' 2013. He clearly wasn't right physically, having to spend most of his time at DH because of a partially torn plantar fascia. One look at him hobbling around the bases, and you'd wonder how he accomplished all that he did before shutting it down in late July, ranking ninth among first basemen in Head-to-Head leagues. On the other hand, he set career lows across the board for the second straight year, with a batting average (.258) and OPS (.767) that some would classify as below-average for a first baseman, and considering he opted for rehabilitation rather than surgery on his foot, you can't assume he's out of the woods with the injury. So basically, he's a 34-year-old with declining numbers coming off an injury at a point in his career when injuries are to be expected. But man, if he's at his best for long enough to deliver first-round numbers -- and judging by his strikeout-to-walk ratio, he's as proficient with the bat as ever -- what a bargain he'll be. He likely won't last beyond the third or fourth round in mixed leagues, but he's about as boom-or-bust as it gets at that stage of the draft.
(Updated 1/2/14) |
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