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Albert Pujols appears at spring training, promptly gets first fine

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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols listens to a question during a news conference after a baseball spring training workout Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, in Tempe, Ariz.

The L.A. Times reports that more than 200 fans turned out to watch Pujols during his first informal workout with the Angels in Tempe, Ariz. Pujols joined the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in December after spending almost a dozen seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Along with helping to win last year’s World Series for that team, he maintained a high profile in its home city. Pujols told reporters that he plans to keep that going in Anaheim.

"You know it’s something that I don’t want to change. I did that and I’ve been doing that in the city of St. Louis and through my foundation. And that’s something that I’m going to bring to Anaheim and to this organization. So just because I’m in a different ballclub, I don't want to change the way I am," he said.

Pujols signed a $250 million contract to join the Angels, but the team has already subtracted a very small portion of that.The star says he got his first fine Monday after his phone rang in the clubhouse. Whoops. 

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