Albert Pujols

Cardinals Pujols Base Mian

FILE – This Aug. 26, 2010, file photo shows St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols running the bases after his 400th home run, in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, at Nationals Park in Washington. St. Louis manager Tony La Russa is reiterating that he believes three-time NL MVP Pujols is being pressured by the players’ union during contract negotiations. With a noon Eastern deadline for a new deal looming, Pujols was not at camp with the Cardinals on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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