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Albert Pujols Heads Out West, Says Goodbye To Seven Games Against Colorado Rockies In 2012

Former St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols is set to sign a 10-year, $250-$260 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the biggest get of this still early MLB offseason. For the American League this means plenty more of Albert Pujols than has been seen in the past.

But for the Colorado Rockies and the National League this means almost zero games to play against the slugger in 2012. At least for the Rockies, it drops the seven games he would have had against them if he stayed with the Cardinals from seven to just three. The Rockies and the Angels play a three-game set from June 8-10 at Coors Field.

Pujols hit .315/.417/.603 with 19 home runs in 74 career games against the Rockies. At Coors Field, Pujols hit .285/.367/.547 with nine home runs in 38 career games.

For more on the Pujols signing, visit Angels blog Halos Heaven and Baseball Nation.