Albert Pujols Staying in SoCal, Signs MLB Contract With Los Angeles Dodgers

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The baseball career of Albert Pujols isn’t dead just yet! After clearing waivers following his release from the Los Angeles Angels, it took the future Hall of Famer less than three days to latch on with a new team.

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Apparently, Pujols has grown fond of the Southern California lifestyle. It was announced on Saturday that he had signed a $420K contract with the reigning World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers that runs through the remainder of the 2021 season.

Just like that, Albert Pujols finds himself on the other side of the Freeway Series rivalry.

The new deal sure appears to be a win for both parties involved. The Dodgers get a former MVP with plenty of postseason experience at a bargain price. It’s a contract that Pujols undoubtedly had no qualms about signing given that the Angels already owe him $30 million for this season.

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Even at age 41, the slugger might actually be able to help the Dodgers address a statistical weakness as well:

Pujols also gets to join a World Series contender and chase a ring in what is likely his final season.

Actually, forget the ‘contender label’. The Dodgers always were the betting favorites to repeat. Now, L.A.’s roster has not one, not two but FOUR former MVPs in tow!

Good luck beating this team, my goodness!

Many figured Albert Pujols might eventually wind up with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he played from 2001-11. Although he won’t be donning the Red Bird jerseys, the man with the fifth-most home runs (667) in MLB history will in fact get to step foot in Busch Stadium one more time.

While the deal isn’t expected to be officially announced until Monday, it sure looks like both sides are pleased with the agreement. Seems pretty safe to say that the Angels are the only losers here.

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