Albert Pujols is returning for at least one more year with the St. Louis Cardinals, the team the future Hall of Famer played for in the first 11 seasons of his career.
Pujols and the Cardinals have agreed to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million, according to multiple reports.
Pujols played for the Cardinals from 2001-11. He was the 2001 NL rookie of the year, and then went on to win three National League MVP awards. Pujols also was a vital part of two World Series title-winning teams (2006 and 2011) in St Louis.
Pujols signed a free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Angels in 2012 and spent nine-plus seasons with the team before being released on May 13, 2021. Four days later, he signed a free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals agree to one-year contract