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Pujols’ wife suggests Angels slugger to retire after season

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Published: Feb. 22, 2021 at 7:44 PM CST
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Albert Pujols’ wife apparently disclosed that the Los Angeles Angels slugger will retire after the upcoming season, although she later amended her social media post to be less definitive.

The 41-year-old Pujols reported to spring training with the Angels on Monday.

In a post on her Instagram account later in the day, Deidre Pujols wrote: “Today is the first day of the last season of one of the most remarkable careers in sports!”

Shortly afterward, she amended the statement with a parenthetical “based on his contract.”

Pujols’ 10-year, $240 million contract with the Angels ends after this season, his 21st.

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