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July 11, 2021 11:36 AM
Dodgers' Albert Pujols: Goes yard twice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pujols went 3-for-6 with two home runs and three RBI in a 22-1 win over Arizona on Saturday.

Pujols singled in the fourth, blasted a solo shot in the seventh and clubbed a two-run long ball in the eighth to extend the score to its eventual 22-1 final. They were the veteran's first homers since June 20.

July 7, 2021 04:08 PM
Dodgers' Albert Pujols: Batting second Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pujols is starting at first base and batting second Wednesday against the Marlins, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Max Muncy will shift to the keystone as Pujols gets the nod at first base against southpaw Ross Detwiler. Per Eric Stephen of, Wednesday will mark the first time in 2,862 career starts that Pujols is batting second in the starting nine.

July 5, 2021 01:20 PM
Dodgers' Albert Pujols: Knocks in run as pinch hitter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pujols produced an RBI single in his only at-bat during Sunday's 5-1 victory versus the Nationals.

The veteran didn't start but was called upon in a big spot in the seventh inning. With the game tied 1-1 and a runner on second base, Pujols laced a single to left field to give the Dodgers a one-run lead. The RBI was his 20th in 34 games since joining the Dodgers May 15. Over that stretch, Pujols is slashing .255/.290/.468 with six home runs.

June 21, 2021 11:16 AM
Dodgers' Albert Pujols: Homers in two-hit day
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Pujols went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run Sunday in the Dodgers' 9-8 win over the Diamondbacks.

Pujols singled in the first and took Arizona starter Alex Young deep in the third to extend Los Angeles' lead to 4-1. The long ball was the 673rd of Pujols' career and also gave him his 1,860th career run, allowing him to pass Mel Ott for 14th place on MLB's all-time list. Pujols has been seeing more work of late with Max Muncy (oblique) on the injured list, but the expected returns of Muncy and Cody Bellinger (hamstring) early this week should result in the 41-year-old's opportunities becoming more scarce.

June 19, 2021 06:32 PM
Dodgers' Albert Pujols: Not in lineup Saturday
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Pujols is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks, Juan Toribio of reports.

Pujols will return to the bench against right-hander Matt Peacock after going 0-for-4 in Friday's series opener. The 41-year-old figures to be available off the bench as Matt Beaty gets the start at first base.

June 18, 2021 12:44 AM
Dodgers' Albert Pujols: Resting Wednesday
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Pujols is not starting Wednesday's game against the Phillies, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

The veteran has been on a tear of late, going 9-for-22 with two homers and just two strikeouts in his last eight games. Despite that recent success, Pujols has hit a lowly .157 against right-handed pitchers this season, and the Dodgers are facing a tough one Wednesday in Zack Wheeler. Matt Beaty will start at first base.

June 12, 2021 03:32 PM
Dodgers' Albert Pujols: Two hits, homer
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Pujols went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run in a 12-1 win over the Rangers on Friday.

After replacing Max Muncy in the second inning, Pujols went yard in the fourth for No. 4 of the Dodgers' five home runs in the game, and he later singled and scored in the fifth. A return to the National League appears to have reinvigorated the future Hall of Famer as he's raised his slash line from .198/.250/.372 to .225/.276/.451 in 19 games with the Dodgers.

June 8, 2021 12:44 AM
Dodgers' Albert Pujols: Accounts for both runs in loss
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Pujols went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an RBI single in Sunday's 4-2 loss to Atlanta.

Pujols knocked in Justin Turner with a fourth-inning single, then added a solo shot in the ninth. In 16 games with the Dodgers, Pujols has put up an .809 OPS with four homers, 12 RBI and five runs scored. He's batting .209 with nine long balls, 24 RBI, 14 runs scored and a stolen base in 40 games between the Dodgers and Angels this season.

May 31, 2021 05:24 PM
Dodgers' Albert Pujols: Homers in back-to-back days
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Pujols went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Giants.

Pujols went deep off Jake McGee in the ninth inning to close the gap to one run. The veteran has provided an extra spark in the Dodgers' offense as he has homered in his last two games. He is getting on base more consistently since joining his new ball club. The future Hall of Famer won't be in the lineup every day, but he is always a threat to hit the long ball on any given day.

May 30, 2021 01:12 PM
Dodgers' Albert Pujols: Cranks seventh homer
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Pujols went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBI in Saturday's 11-6 loss to the Giants.

Pujols went deep off Jose Alvarez in the eighth inning. This was Pujols' second homer with the Dodgers and seventh of the season. Saturday marked his first game of 2021 with multiple extra-base hits. Since becoming a Dodger, he is batting .235 with eight RBI and two runs. The veteran is getting consistent playing time while the team deals with injuries to multiple position players.

May 26, 2021 03:52 PM
Dodgers' Albert Pujols: Takes seat Wednesday
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Pujols isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Astros.

Pujols will head to the bench for the second time in the last three games after he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Tuesday. Justin Turner will serve as the designated hitter while Matt Beaty plays first base and Sheldon Neuse starts at the hot corner.

May 23, 2021 02:44 PM
Dodgers' Albert Pujols: Gets breather Sunday
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Pujols is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Matt Beaty will crack the lineup at first base while Pujols heads to the bench after three consecutive starts. Since signing with the Dodgers on May 15, Pujols has gone 5-for-19 with a home run and five RBI in six games with his new team. Though he's served as Los Angeles' primary first baseman, Pujols' time as an everyday player could come to an end if Cody Bellinger (lower leg) and/or Zach McKinstry (oblique) are cleared to return from the injured list next weekend.

May 21, 2021 10:52 AM
Dodgers' Albert Pujols: First Dodgers home run
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Pujols went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a strikeout in Thursday's 3-2 win over Arizona.

Pujols took Arizona starter Merrill Kelly deep in the second to give Los Angeles an early lead for his first long ball as a member of the Dodgers. He has played in all four games since joining the Dodgers on Monday but will need to keep hitting to continue getting chances in the lineup, especially once Cody Bellinger and others return from injury.

May 18, 2021 10:16 AM
Dodgers' Albert Pujols: Draws second straight start
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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Pujols will make another start at first base in Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Eric Stephen of reports.

In his Dodgers debut Monday, Pujols went 1-for-4 with an RBI single while batting out of the cleanup spot. With the Dodgers down three key everyday hitters in Cody Bellinger (lower leg), Corey Seager (hand) and AJ Pollock (hamstring), the three-time MVP looks like he could get the opportunity to play on a near-everyday basis. To accommodate Pujols at first base, the Dodgers shifted Max Muncy over to the keystone Monday, while Gavin Lux filled in for the injured Seager at shortstop.

May 18, 2021 12:08 AM
Dodgers' Albert Pujols: Batting cleanup in Dodgers debut
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Pujols will start at first base and bat cleanup Monday against the Diamondbacks in his first game as a Dodger, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

It's possible the Dodgers see something in Pujols that the rest of the world doesn't, as it's unusual to see the defending champions turn to a player who hasn't produced a wRC+ above 91 since 2016 as their cleanup man. The fact that the team has so many hitters on the injured list is likely the primary reason why he's been given such an important role, but it looks as though he could be hitting in the heart of the order for now, at least against lefties like Monday's starter Madison Bumgarner.

May 15, 2021 04:28 PM
Dodgers' Albert Pujols: Signs with Dodgers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pujols signed a major-league contract with the Dodgers on Saturday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The 41-year-old clearly doesn't have much left in the tank, as he hasn't produced an above-average batting line since 2016, hitting .240/.289/.405 (good for an 84 wRC+) over the last five years. That might be good enough for a defense-first shortstop or catcher but certainly doesn't cut it at first base. The defending champions clearly think he's still a major-league player, however, and could carve out some at-bats for him at first base against lefties, giving Max Muncy the occasional rest.

May 13, 2021 01:28 PM
Albert Pujols: Clears waivers
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Pujols cleared waivers and became a free agent Thursday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Pujols was designated for assignment by the Angels on Thursday, and he'll now be free to sign with any team. The 41-year-old appeared in 24 games for the Angels to begin the season and hit .198 with five home runs and 12 RBI.

May 7, 2021 12:32 PM
Angels' Albert Pujols: Designated for assignment
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Pujols was designated for assignment by the Angels on Thursday.

Pujols saw playing time at first base and as the designated hitter to begin the season, and he hit .198 with five home runs and 12 RBI in 24 games. The 41-year-old spent the last 10 seasons with the Angels, logging 222 home runs and 783 RBI during that time, but he'll now be let go in the final year of his 10-year, $254 million contract. Jared Walsh should now serve as the primary first baseman for the Angels, while Jose Rojas could see increased playing time as a depth option.

May 6, 2021 10:20 PM
Angels' Albert Pujols: Not starting Wednesday
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Pujols is out of the lineup Wednesday versus Tampa Bay.

Pujols is 2-for-19 over his past five games and will head to the bench Wednesday. Jared Walsh will cover first base while Taylor Ward starts in right field.

April 28, 2021 06:24 PM
Angels' Albert Pujols: Out of Wednesday's lineup
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Pujols is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Rangers, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Manager Joe Maddon told Ardaya that it was a scheduled day off for the veteran first baseman. Jared Walsh is starting at first base and hitting cleanup.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Los Angeles Dodgers

MLB Experience:

2001: NL Rookie of the Year
2003: NL Batting Champion;NL Hank Aaron Award
2004: NL LCS MVP
2005: NL Most Valuable Player
2006: NL Gold Glove-1B
2008: NL Most Valuable Player
2009: NL Most Valuable Player;NL Hank Aaron Award;NL Home Run Champion
2010: NL Home Run Champion;NL RBI Leader;NL Gold Glove-1B