Albert Pujols, in a statement released Friday night, is in the process of taking legal action against Jack Clark and the St. Louis radio station that employs the former major leaguer who accused Pujols of taking steroids last week.
Here’s the complete statement:
The Texas Rangers have been in the market for a right fielder ever since Nelson Cruz was suspended for the remainder of the regular season — 50 games — for alleged performance enhancing drug use. David Murphy started in right field in Anaheim that night, and you might recall how that went.
So on Friday the Rangers and White Sox worked out a trade that sends Rios and cash to Texas for a player to be named later, expected to be minor leaguer Leury Garcia.
In 28 at-bats over seven games against the Angels this season, Rios has batted .357/.379/.714, with two home runs and six RBIs. The Rangers and Angels play seven more times before the season is over, giving the Angels just one more thing to look forward to in an increasingly long season.
Albert Pujols broke in with the St. Louis Cardinals at 21 years old in 2001. He has long denied using steroids. (Getty Images)
Former major leaguer Jack Clark, now a sports-talk radio host in St. Louis, recently accused Angels star Albert Pujols of using steroids early in his career with the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported today that Clark had been on the job less than a week last Friday when he declared on the air that Pujols used steroids: “I know for a fact he was. The trainer that worked with him, threw him batting practice from Kansas City, that worked him out every day, basically told me that’s what he did.”
More from Clark, courtesy of the P-D:
Grant Green (left) collected two hits in his Angels debut Tuesday night. (Getty Images)
Nine years ago, Grant Green
, Hank Conger
and Mark Trumbo
were among Orange County’s brightest young baseball stars. It’s still true. When the Angels recalled Green from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, it reunited the former Anaheim Canyon star with Conger (Huntington Beach) and Trumbo (Villa Park) in the same clubhouse.
Their paths in amateur baseball overlapped just enough that there are a few stories.