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Angels' Albert Pujols is swinging better this spring
Angels' Albert Pujols is swinging better this spring

The difference in Albert Pujols is evident to Angels hitting coach Don Baylor, who has watched the slugger rifle line drives all over the field for more than a month now. "He's driving off his back leg, swinging with conviction and hitting balls out on a line," Baylor said of Pujols, who is healthy after battling injuries to his right knee and left foot the last two seasons. "He could lead the league in runs batted in because he's swinging the bat a lot better this spring than he did last spring." Whether Pujols will have many opportunities to drive in runs this season will probably hinge more on the players hitting before him in the order than behind him....

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