This week there have been good news regarding two players that the Angels are hoping have great seasons from, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton. Albert Pujols, who turned 34-years-old today, had a right knee surgery last spring and then missed the final two months of the 2013 season with a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot.
Now Pujols is reportedly happy with his off-season progress after dealing with injuries for much of last year. In the second year of his $240 million, 10-year contract, Pujols had career lows of 17 homers and 64 RBI’s in 99 games played.
At last month’s winter meetings, manager Mike Scioscia said that he thinks Pujols is ready to rebound from the complicated season.
It was also reported that Josh Hamilton has gained 20 pounds this off-season taking his weight back to where it was with the Texas Rangers during his prime. Hamilton had a very disappointing 2013 season with the Angels, as he just hit for a .250 AVG with 21 home runs and 79 RBI.
That would not be a bad season for most players, but for a MVP candidate who also happens to be earning $25 million dollars a year, you would want more.
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