Pujols in town for weekend

MIAMI — An already busy week has been taken up a notch with the arrival of slugger Albert Pujols in Miami.

According to a source, the Cardinals free agent is in town with his agent, Dan Lozano, and he will be in South Florida for the weekend.

Pujols is meeting with team officials on the day the franchise will officially be renamed the Miami Marlins. He is expected to stay for through Sunday, getting a tour of the new ballpark.

The Marlins are making a big push to show the highest-profile free agents that they expect to be a factor on the market.

A source said there is a stronger likelihood that the Marlins will sign Jose Reyes and Cuban-born outfielder Yoenis Cespedes than Pujols, who is expected to become the highest paid player in the game.

Joe Frisaro

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