Pujols, Wilson welcomed by Angels fans

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 10, 2011
Albert Pujols has arrived in Southern California, and the feared slugger says his staggering new paychecks aren't the only reason he moved to the Los Angeles Angels. Pujols and left-hander C.J. Wilson made the first public appearances with their new team on Saturday at a raucous pep rally at Angel Stadium. Thousands of fans showed up to celebrate the Angels' audacious signing of two elite free agents in their primes for a combined $331.5 million. Pujols pulled on his new white jersey and red cap to adoring chants of ''We got Albert!'' The three-time MVP says his decision to leave the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals after 11 seasons was gut-wrenching, but Angels owner Arte Moreno's commitment to charity work and the Angels' family atmosphere swayed him.
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