Pujols questions derby announcement

Updated: April 17, 2009, 11:33 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

ST. LOUIS -- Major League Baseball's announcement that Albert Pujols planned to participate in the Home Run Derby in St. Louis was news to the Cardinals slugger.

"I know they're using my picture and everything to promote the All-Star Game, but I have never heard that," Pujols said after Thursday's 7-4 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Pujols will join former Cardinals great Ozzie Smith as official spokesmen for the All-Star FanFest, to be held July 10-14 in downtown St. Louis.

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