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Report: Cardinals' Albert Pujols out 4-6 weeks with fractured wrist

Per Ken Rosenthal on Twitter, Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals will miss four to six weeks with a "small" fracture in his wrist.

Pujols was injured on Sunday when he collided with Wilson Betemit of the Kansas City Royals, while trying to tag Betemit out at first base.

This is a big blow for both the Cardinals, who are tied with Milwaukee for first in the N.L. Central, and for Pujols, who is a free agent at the end of the season.  Prior to the season, the 31 year old Pujols was thought to be seeking a contract of $30 million per year or more over multiple years, with some speculating that he could ultimately ink a $300 million deal.

However, Pujols has been off to a slow start, relative to what he has done historically, posting just a .279/.355/.500 line, compared to his career .329/.423/.619 line.  Pujols has only had two sub-1000 OPS seasons in his career, and has never had an OPS lower than the 955 he posted in his sophomore season.