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St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols won't play against Tampa Bay Rays in July 1-3 series

St. Louis Cardinals star Albert Pujols - who had an infamous pre-draft workout at Tropicana Field in 1999 - won't be playing there when the Cardinals visit next weekend (July 1-3).

Pujols will be sidelined 4-6 weeks after sustaining what has been diagnosed as a non-displaced fracture of his left radius (forearm) in Sunday's game.

The Rays worked Pujols out before the 1999 draft but - like many other teams - weren't that impressed with what they saw as he ended up lasting until the 13th round. He has since become one of the top players in the game, winning three NL MVP awards.

Pujols played at the Trop once previously, going 4-for-12 with a home run in a 2005 series.

St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols won't play against Tampa Bay Rays in July 1-3 series 06/20/11 [Last modified: Monday, June 20, 2011 2:53pm]

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