Latest Albert Pujols News

Verlander, Pujols voted Comeback Players of the Year

Nov. 22, 2022 22:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander and St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols won baseball's Comeback Player of the Year awards Tuesday night. Verlander, the American League recipient, returned from Tommy John surgery to lead Houston to its second World Series...

Judge voted player of year and toast of town by NY BBWAA

Nov. 20, 2022 11:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge was voted Sid Mercer/Dick Young New York Player of the Year for the second straight year after setting an American League record with 62 home runs. Judge, who hit .311 and tied for the big league lead with 131 RBIs, also was given the...

Judge wins AL MVP in runaway; Goldschmidt takes NL prize

Nov. 17, 2022 22:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge's record-setting season with the New York Yankees turned that AL MVP debate into a decisive verdict. Paul Goldschmidt's steady production for the St. Louis Cardinals made him the clear choice in the National League. And after coming in...

Judge, Díaz, Turner among 131 free agents after Series ends

Nov. 06, 2022 12:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Judge, Edwin Díaz, Trea Turner, Dansby Swanson and Xander Bogaerts were among 131 players who became free agents on Sunday as baseball's business season began just hours after the final out of the World Series. Justin Verlander, Jacob deGrom and Carlos Rodón...

AP source: Arenado staying with Cardinals through '27

Oct. 29, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado will not exercise the opt-out clause in his contract with the Cardinals, keeping him in St. Louis through the end of the 2027 season, a person familiar with his decision told The Associated Press on Saturday. The person spoke on condition of...

Verlander, seeking 1st World Series win, opens for Astros

Oct. 27, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander was answering questions about his start for the Houston Astros in Friday night’s World Series opener when the head of the opposition’s baseball staff took the unorthodox step of walking into the interview room to extend a hand. “Where did you...

Cardinals' Wainwright back in 2023; coaching staff to change

Oct. 26, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

Adam Wainwright will pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals next season, choosing to return for an 18th and final year with the club even as longtime teammates Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina head off into retirement. The 41-year-old Wainwright agreed Wednesday to a $17.5 million,...

Cardinals face future without Pujols, Molina wearing red

Oct. 09, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Magic was happening on a chilly Saturday night in St. Louis, where the Cardinals were trailing the Philadelphia Phillies in a do-or-die Game 2 of their National League wild-card series, and Albert Pujols was stepping up to the plate. He rapped a clean base hit in...

Phillies hold off Cardinals 2-0 to sweep NL wild-card series

Oct. 09, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Phillies wasted no time taking their raucous celebration from the infield at Busch Stadium, where the Cardinals had trudged off to mourn the end of an era, into the visiting clubhouse, where the champagne flowed freely and Calum Scott's “Dancing On My Own” pounded through...

Phillies' 6-run ninth tops Cardinals in 6-3 wild-card win

Oct. 07, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies showcased plenty of plucky resilience all season, bouncing back from a poor start and the firing of their manager to qualify for the postseason for the first time in more than a decade. It was going to take more than a two-run deficit in...