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Pujols’ Wife Clears Things Up: Her Hubby Is NOT Retiring

Los Angeles Angeles first baseman Albert Pujols is entering the final year of the 10-year, $240 million contract he signed with the Angels in 2011, and his wife appeared to announce his pending retirement on Monday.

In his 21st season, the 41-year-old is already regarded as one of the best hitters in baseball history. In 2020, Pujols hit .224/.270/.395 (80 OPS+) with eight doubles, six home runs and 25 RBI. 

A caption to an Instagram photo uploaded by his wife Deidre Pujols originally stated, “[Monday] is the first day of the last season of one of the most remarkable careers in sports…”

Her post led some to speculate that he was retiring, so Deidre Pujols added a note to say it was “not an official statement” of retirement.

Pujols said last week that he was unsure of what his baseball future would look like after the 2021 MLB season. 

Pujols spoke with ESPN’s Enrique Rojas on Monday night and said, “Nothing has changed” since he addressed his playing future last week.

Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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  1. Maybe if he would actually get into shape for once in LA? He’s been on the Bartolo Colon fitness program the last several years, and now has a gut like a beer league softball veteran. Maybe drop 20 lbs and look at a weight once in a while? Give us a little throwback man! We want to root for you! His body looks like he retired 10 years ago.

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