Report: Albert Pujols Not Happy With Angels' Hitting Coach

Tuesday May 1st, 2012

Albert Pujols is not happy with the Los Angeles Angels batting coach, according to CBS Sports.

The Angels, who made a huge splash in free-agency this offseason, are off to an 8-15 start this season. Pujols, who signed one of the largest contracts in history to join the team this winter, is also having the worst start of his career. The team held a meeting to discuss their early woes on Monday, and Mickey Hatcher, the Angels hitting coach, told the local media about some of the things Pujols had shared with his teammates during the closed door meeting.

"Mickey should have never told you guys that," Pujols said. "That stuff needs to be private. He should have never told the media.

"What we talked about at the meeting, not disrespecting Mickey, but that stuff should stay behind closed doors."

Pujols had reportedly told his teammates that he had been with teams who had overcome larger losing streaks in the past, and promised his teammates that he would improve his own performance. The 32-year-old is hitting .217/.323/.397 with four RBI and no home runs.

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