Pujols is not in the lineup Monday against the Twins. Pujols and Jared Walsh have alternated starts over the last six games. Pujols' .241/.307/.448 season slash line is decent enough but isn't particularly noteworthy for a first baseman, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him continue to sit on a regular basis.
Pujols is not starting Saturday against the Royals. Pujols finds himself on the bench for the second time in three games despite hitting 10-for-25 in his last six contests. Jared Walsh gets the start at first base in his absence.
Pujols went 3-for-5 with a two home runs in a 7-2 victory over the Orioles on Saturday. Serving as the first baseman, Pujols lifted a two-run homer to left field in the first inning, and he later added a solo shot to break a 2-2 tie in the fourth. Pujols is struggling with a .224/.296/.464 slash line, but he can still supply power and now has eight homers this season and 641 for his career, sixth on the all-time list.
Pujols is not in the lineup Friday against the Orioles. Pujols started the first three games since Shohei Ohtani returned from the injured list, but each game came against a left-hander. His role could be significantly reduced going forward if he's slipped into the short side of a platoon with Justin Bour at first base.
Pujols went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 13-0 victory against the Tigers on Thursday. Coming into the afternoon, Pujols was sitting on 1,999 RBI. With the solo bomb, Pujols became just the fifth player in history with 2,000 career RBI. With a .208/.285/.408 slash line, Pujols is experiencing a rough start to the year, but he can still supply power and RBI, and he should continue to climb the all-time list in both categories.
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