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Albert Pujols’ MLB future up in the air after 2021

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A lot of confusion surrounding his future past 2021

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On Monday afternoon, Albert Pujols’ wife posted on Instagram saying that 2021 would be her husband’s final season in the big-leagues. Then, she changed it to say it would be his final season with the Angels, due to his contract.

Now, the post starts off with “THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF PUJOLS RETIREMENT)

Heres the full post:

For a few hours, it looked as if Pujols was ready to hang it up. Now, it looks like there’s a chance we can see him after the 2021 season.

Pujols, 41, has spent 20 seasons in the big leagues, this upcoming season will be his 21st. He spent the first 11 seasons of his career in St. Louis and has spent the last 10 in Los Angeles with the Angels.

Entering the 2021 season, here’s where he ranks among the all-time greats:

  • 662 home runs (5th)
  • 2,100 RBI (3rd)
  • 5,923 total bases (5th)
  • 669 doubles (5th)
  • 3,236 hits (15th)
  • 1,843 runs scored (16th)
  • 2,862 games (16th)
  • 100.7 bWAR (20th)