Albert Pujols’ 2012 season began kinda crappy and ended kinda crappy: he apparently had knee surgery last week.
Pujols hurt himself in late August. Though he didn’t miss time, he was limited to DH duties for most of September. The surgery was of the arthorscopic clean-up variety and he is expected to be good to go well in advance of spring training.
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman apparently wasn’t happy with his mustache on Sunday afternoon as he shaved it off in between innings during his team’s contest against the Royals. Bregman walked and later scored in the Astros’ eight-run second inning, but when he took his next plate appearance in the fourth inning, he was clean-shaven.
Bregman made a throwing error in the seventh and finished 0-for-4 with the walk on the afternoon. The Astros won 11-3.
Bregman isn’t the only player to make headlines for his facial hair recently. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper recently shaved his signature beard. The Yankees approve of what both players have done.