Pujols ex-trainer denies Clark’s allegation
Former big leaguer Jack Clark alleged on St. Louis radio recently that he knows “for a fact” that Angels first baseman Albert Pujols used steroids.
Clark, who played 18 years in the big leagues and hit 340 home runs, said he knew based on conversations with Pujols’ ex-trainer, Chris Mihlfeld, while Clark was hitting coach of the Dodgers in 2000.
“The trainer that worked with him, threw him batting practice from Kansas City, that worked him out every day, basically told me that’s what he did,” Clark said, according to a story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
In an e-mail to MLB.com, and several other publications, Mihlfeld strongly denied those accusations, saying …
“I haven’t even talked to Jack Clark in close to 10 years. His statements are simply not true. I have known Albert Pujols since he was 18 years old and he would never use illegal drugs in any way. I would bet my life on it and probably drop dead on the spot if I found out he has. As before once again both Albert and myself have been accused of doing something we didn’t do.”
Pujols is not with the team in Cleveland this weekend, staying back to continue to rehab his left foot.
His agent, Dan Lozano, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.