From his latest column:
The Cardinals have dropped hints that if Albert Pujols wants to become the game’s highest-paid player, it won’t be able to afford him, writes Joe Strauss within this Q and A.
That would be based on internal conversations.
Oh, in that Q&A, Strauss says that he thinks that Pujols’ chances of staying with the Cardinals are “greater than 20 percent.” Not exactly a confidence builder, is it? Anyone? Anyone?
White Sox first baseman José Abreu underwent lower abdominal surgery on Tuesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. It was an outpatient procedure that is expected to keep him away from baseball activity for two weeks.
Abreu, 31, was held out of Tuesday’s lineup, his first day off in more than two months. This season, Abreu has hit a productive .272/.331/.491 with 22 home runs and 78 RBI in 526 plate appearances.
The White Sox will likely play Matt Davidson at first base and put Daniel Palka at DH while Abreu is out.