FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2010 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols looks up toward the scoreboard as he stands in the dugout during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in St. Louis. St. Louis manager Tony La Russa is reiterating that he believes three-time NL MVP Pujols is being pressured by the players' union during contract negotiations. With a noon Eastern deadline for a new deal looming, Pujols was not at camp with the Cardinals on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2010 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols looks up toward the scoreboard as he stands in the dugout during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in St. Louis. St. Louis manager Tony La Russa is reiterating that he believes three-time NL MVP Pujols is being pressured by the players' union during contract negotiations. With a noon Eastern deadline for a new deal looming, Pujols was not at camp with the Cardinals on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)