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Pujols’ Contract ($240M) Dwarfs Average (.222)

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Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on prior to the start of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 7, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on prior to the start of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 7, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBS/AP) – Albert Pujols is learning that hitting a baseball is tougher when the number attached to your name has a dollar sign.

After a weak opening week with the Los Angeles Angels, Pujols has a contract ($240 million) more imposing than his batting average (.222). He had no home runs and just two RBIs after Friday’s loss to Yankees at their home opener

After leaving the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, Pujols’ only RBIs have come on a groundout in a 7-3 loss to Kansas City and a single in a 6-5 defeat at Minnesota.

“I’m a human,” he says. “Sometimes you want to press a little bit and try to do too much.”

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