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Albert Pujols Newsbeat

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Now pitching for the Cardinals ... Albert Pujols?

In a 22-year career, future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols has done just about everything on the baseball field. That is, until he took the mound at Busch Stadium on Sunday night.

That’s right: In the Cardinals’ 15-6 win over the Giants, the veteran slugger pitched an inning—something he’d never done in 2,987 career games.

With the Cardinals leading, 15-2, entering the ninth, manager Oliver Marmol handed the ball to Pujols to close out the game. Which he did ... but not before allowing four runs on three hits, giving him a career 36.00 ERA. The man with 681 career homers gave up two long balls—hey, now he knows how it feels.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 15, 2022 at 10:47 PM | 42 comment(s)
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Monday, March 28, 2022

Sources: Albert Pujols signing one-year, $2.5 million deal with St. Louis Cardinals

Albert Pujols is going back to where it all started—to the organization with which he carved out a Hall of Fame career, and to the city that still adores him.

On Sunday night, Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms on a one-year contract for the 2022 season, sources confirmed to ESPN, giving the 42-year-old first baseman the opportunity to bookend his Hall of Fame career in storybook fashion.

Once he completes his physical, Pujols will officially return to the Cardinals organization with which he starred through his first 11 seasons in the major leagues, capturing three National League MVP awards, claiming two World Series championships and compiling nine All-Star Game appearances.

The deal is worth $2.5 million, sources said, and will grant Pujols a part-time role in which he will seemingly start at designated hitter against lefties and otherwise serve as a late-game pinch-hitter. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Athletic first reported the news.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 28, 2022 at 09:02 AM | 36 comment(s)
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