Albert Pujols’ Signing With The L.A. Angels Now Official
Albert Pujols has officially finalized his deal with the Los Angeles Angels, according to the Associated Press. The deal, which was originally struck during baseball’s Winter Meetings, will be worth $240 million over the course of 10 years.
The deal will also include a 10-year personal-services agreement which will award Pujols $1 million annually, according to the AP.
Pujols, 31, was considered by many to be the top free-agent on the market this winter. The slugging first baseman hit .299/.366/.541 with 37 home runs and 99 RBI for the Cardinals last season. The three-time Most Valuable Player has a career 162 game average of .328/.420/.617 with 42 home runs and 126 RBI.
The signing means the end of an era in St. Louis where Pujols played for the Cardinals for 11 seasons. During that span he helped the Cardinals win two World Series, led the league in runs five times, home runs twice, and hits, RBIs, batting average, and on base percentage once.