The Los Angeles Dodgers and Albert Pujols are in agreement on a major-league deal for the remainder of the season, per numerous reports.
LA Times’ Jorge Castillo reports that Pujols is said to be in agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers on a contract for the rest of the MLB season, and not one of their minor league affiliates.
The first baseman was in the last year of his 10-year, $240 million contract with the Los Angeles Angeles, removed from the roster earlier this month, and was officially released on Thursday after clearing waivers, ESPN reports.
Pujols, 41, had spent the last nine seasons with the Angels and played about five weeks of his 10th season for them until he was abruptly released.
“The reasons for that remain unknown, but Pujols reportedly was upset at his playing time being reduced by the front office,” MSN sports reports.
ESPN reports the agreement isn’t expected to become official until Monday.