Los Angeles Angels designate Pujols for assignment
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KFVS) - The Los Angeles Angels cut ties with Albert Pujols.
The team announced they designated the hall-of-famer for assignment on Thursday, May 6.
You can read a statement from Angels owner Arte Moreno below.
Pujols, who has 667 home runs and 3,253 hits, was in the final year of his 10-year, $240 million contract with the Angels.
The 41 year old was hitting .198 with five home runs in 24 games for the Angels this season.
He ranks fifth on the all-time home runs list, passing Willie Mays late last season.
Pujols is also a three-time Most Valuable Player, 10-time All-Star, six-time Silver Slugger, two-time Gold Glover and two-time World Series champion.
According to MLB.com, in his first season of professional baseball, Pujols was named the St. Louis Cardinal’s Minor League Player of the Year.
In 2007, Pujols hit 32 homers and had 103 RBI to extend his record of 30-homer & 100 RBI seasons to begin a career to seven.
Pujols and Stan Musial are the only Cardinals to have won multiple MVP awards.
In 2011, his 11th MLB season with St. Louis, he ranked among National League leaders in several categories despite missing time on D.L. with a fracture in his left radius at the wrist
He was signed by the Angels in 2011.
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