Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols
9:29 am
Tue July 5, 2011

Pujols could be back in the lineup tonight

Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated 2:32 p.m.:

The St. Louis Cardinals plan to activate Albert Pujols off the disabled list Tuesday, a month ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken left wrist. The Cardinals have not yet decided whether he will start against
Cincinnati on Tuesday night.

Original Story:

Albert Pujols says he has no pain in his broken left wrist and the St. Louis Cardinals are hoping to get their top slugger back in the lineup sooner than expected -- maybe tonight.

He'll be examined by team doctors today.

Pujols out with broken arm
1:14 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Pujols out 4-6 weeks with broken forearm

Albert Pujolsmakes an unassisted play at first base against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 19, 2011. Pujols was injured in the sixth inning making a play at first base.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

St. Louis Cardinals fans got some bad news today. Star first baseman Albert Pujols will be out for 4-6 weeks with a fractured left forearm.

The team announced the results of an MRI and CT scan today, one day after Pujols was injured in a game against Kansas City at Busch Stadium. Pujols was hurt on a play at first base in the sixth inning. He was fielding a throw that was off-target and Kansas City's Wilson Betemit collided with his glove hand as Pujols was pulled toward home. The Cards' three-time MVP went down to the ground in pain.

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Cardinals Opening Day
4:52 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

Some fans "nervous," others "feeling positive" about Cardinals' outlook on Opening Day

Fans celebrated Opening Day for the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis.
(Adam Allington/St. Louis Public Radio)

Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter took the mound earlier today against the San Diego Padres for Opening Day of the Cardinals' season.

Chris Novak from Maryland Heights is attending his ninth-straight opening day.

Like many Redbirds fans, Novak says he's hoping the Cardinals find a way to re-sign their MVP first-baseman Albert Pujols when his contract expires at the end of the season.

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Morning round-up
9:23 am
Thu March 31, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, March 31, 2011

Busch Stadium head painter Billy Martin makes last minute touchups to the Opening Day logo, painted behind homeplate at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on March 28, 2011. The Cardinals will host the San Diego Padres on Opening Day March 31. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Opening Day in St. Louis  is Here

Albert Pujols is about to begin what could be his final season with the St. Louis Cardinals. The team expects a rousing welcome for the three-time NL MVP, even though Pujols is playing hardball off the field. Year 11 for Pujols, all with the Cardinals, begins today at Busch Stadium against the San Diego Padres. Game time is 3:15 p.m.

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Morning round-up
8:55 am
Thu February 17, 2011

Morning headlines: Cochran officials say hospital is safe, McCaskill raises concerns about Chrysler North Plant demolition, Pujols arrives at spring training

Cochran VA officials say despite sterilization concerns, the hospital is safe. Surgeries have been on hold since Feb. 2. (SLPRnews)
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Albert Pujols
3:22 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

No deal for Pujols today. Now what?

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols. (via Wikimedia Commons/ Rafael Amado)

First basemen Albert Pujols is entering his eleventh season as a St. Louis Cardinal, and now, it's looking like it might be his last.

Albert Pujols' spring training deadline for a new contract with the St. Louis Cardinals came and went today without a deal.

The Cardinals say they tried to reach agreement with Pujols for several months and they are "greatly disappointed" they were unsuccessful. General Manager John Mozeliak says at Pujols' request, no more talks will be held until the end of the season.

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Morning round-up
9:27 am
Wed February 16, 2011

Morning headlines: Pujols deadline approaches, STL Art Museum fights to keep mummy mask, Mo. Senate panel advances legislation preventing union fees requirement

Albert Pujols bats during a 2009 game against the New York Mets. (Photo by Rachel Lippmann)
  • St. Louis Cardinal's manager Tony La Russa says first baseman Albert Pujols and his representatives are being pressured by the players' union during contract negotiations. Pujols is eligible to become a free agent after the World Series and has set a deadline for 11 a.m. CST today to reach an agreement on a new deal. Pujols has vowed to cut off negotiations once he arrives at spring training. La Russa said Tuesday he thinks the three-time National League MVP is being pushed to set a new standard with his contract.
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On Marketplace Morning Report
11:25 am
Tue February 15, 2011

Albert Pujols aiming for most expensive contract in baseball

Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols in 2008. (via Flickr/SD Dirk)

If he doesn't re-sign with the St. Louis Cardinals, first baseman Albert Pujols could set off a bidding war to end all wars. Pujols reportedly wants to be baseball's first $300-million-man.

Check out Adam Allington's story for Marketplace Morning Report.

Morning round-up
9:23 am
Mon February 14, 2011

Morning headlines: Pujols reportedy rejects contract offer, Mo lawmakers to discuss "school bullying" legislation, Quinn to deliver budget address this week

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols will enter spring training on Wednesday with no deal in place with the Cardinals. (via Wikimedia Commons/ Rafael Amado)
  • It appears that first basemen Albert Pujols will enter spring training on Wednesday with no deal in place with the St. Louis Cardinals. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a source familiar with negotiations confirmed Pujols recently rejected the team's contract extension offer. If so, talks presumably would halt Feb. 15 because of a deadline put in place by Pujols' agent. And the likelihood of the three-time National League Most Valuable Player reaching free agency after the upcoming season would increase. There was no comment from the Cardinals on Sunday night. According to reports, Pujols wants a 10-year deal.
  • Missouri lawmakers are calling for efforts to combat school bullying. Legislators are expected to hold a new conference today in the state Capitol building to discuss legislation. One proposal would develop definitions for "cyber-bullying" and instruct schools to develop policies to combat online bullying. The efforts are backed by the Safe Schools Coalition, which represents 40 organizations across Missouri.
  • Illinois Republicans are criticizing Governor Pat Quinn ahead of his budget address. Quinn is scheduled to lay out his proposed state spending plan for the next year on Wednesday. Last month, Quinn signed a bill raising income and corporate taxes to help balance the state's multi-billion dollar deficit. Republican State Senator Matt Murphy says he wants Quinn to repeal the tax increases and make more spending cuts. Murphy says given the state's budget problems, he would be open to cutting education funding. Meantime, Quinn says he's made $3 billion in budget cuts since taking office.

Morning round-up
8:20 am
Mon January 17, 2011

Morning headlines: Mo. House to debate priority measures, uncertainty in the midst of Quinn's decision on capital punishment, Pujols says he wants to end career in STL

Missouri House leaders hope to start debate this week on two of their priority measures. (Flickr/jimbowen0306)

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