The Los Angeles Angels are willing to try anything to get their lineup back on track. Despite a rough first month of the season, the club does appear to be showing signs of life this past week. With a few interleague series coming up -- and in-turn a few games without a DH in the lineup -- there have been talks of Albert Pujols moving to third base.
Who would benefit from Pujols playing third? Whose idea was it for the possible position change? We investigate after the jump.
From a couple of tweets courtesy of Bill Plunkett:
#Angels Scioscia: Possibility of playing Pujols at 3B during interleague (not this series) in order to get him, Morales, Trumbo in w/out DH— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 19, 2012
#Angels Scioscia said Pujols came to him with the idea. Morales has been taking grounders at 1B in pre-game work.— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 19, 2012
Certainly something interesting to watch for in the coming weeks. The Angels play just two interleague series on the road (@ LAD, @ Colorado) following this weekend's matchup with the Padres, and neither of those games are until mid-June.
Pujols played seven games at 3B in 2011 with the Cardinals, making four starts in spot duty. He hasn't played the position regularly since 2002.
For more on Pujols and the Angles, be sure to check out Halos Heaven.