Albert Pujols will say goodbye to baseball in the uniform of the St. Louis Cardinals

The Dominican baseball player Albert Pujols42 years old, has returned to the St. Louis Cardinalsthe house with which he debuted in the Major Leagues when he was 21, to retire from the Major Leagues at the end of his contract.

In San Luis, the player born in Santo Domingo hopes to wear the latest uniform as a professional and say goodbye to baseball. “This is the last uniform I’m going to wear in the Major Leagues.“, Pujols announced to the press this Monday at Roger Dean Stadium, in Florida, where San Luis is completing its preseason.

The experienced slugger reached an agreement with the St. Louis Cardinals to play the 2022 season.

“Maybe it will motivate me to play a couple more games in the Winter League”said Pujols, who participated in the last winter baseball tournament in the Dominican Republic with Leones del Esgido, the first time he did so in his country.

Pujols began his career with the Cardinals in 2001.. He acknowledged today that Puerto Rican catcher Yadier Molina and right-handed pitcher Adam Wainwright, teammates on the teams that won two World Series for St. Louis, were important in accepting the return to the National League Central Division team.

“The truth, it was a very big influence to come back here,” he admitted. During his time with the Cardinals, Pujols hit 445 home runs and now he will have the opportunity to reach 700Well, he is 21 homers away.

In addition, he won three Most Valuable Player awards and established himself as a star in the Major Leagues.

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