Albert Pujols returns to St. Louis after signing a one-year contract with Cardinalsaccording to published reports.
in St. Louis Post-Dispatchh, who first announced the agreement late Sunday night, said the contract with 42 yearsThe old batter, 700 home runs short of 21 in his career, was due for a physical.
The deal brings Pujol back to where he started his big league career, becoming one of the most powerful and dangerous all-around hitters in the game. The 2001 NL Rookie of the Year spent his first 11 years in St. Louis helping the Cardinals win the World Series in 2009 and 2011. seasons in St. Louis.
A hugely popular player in St. Louis, his last game for the Cardinals was the team’s Game 7 victory over Texas in the 2011 World Series.
Pujols is the NL MVP three times.
Pujols was selected NL MVP three times and featured on nine All-Star Teams with the Cardinals before signing a $240 million 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels in 2012. The Angels waived him last May and signed with the Dodgers. for which he hit 12 homers and hit 38 runs in 85 games.
Back with the Cardinals, Pujols could help out as the team’s hitter as the National League now adopts a rule that has long been in place in the American League.