Pujols returns to Angels as ambassador…11 Years Agreements Fulfillment
Albert Pujols (42), who retired after leaving a big mark in the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB), will start coaching classes in the Los Angeles Angels, not the St.
“Puholz will coach young players at the Angels Baseball Academy in the Dominican Republic and the Arizona Spring Camp,” Angels Chairman John Carpino said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times on the 15th (Korea Standard Time).
“Puhols is playing a role like a team ambassador (not a formal leader),” Carpino said. “Puhols will be a great asset to our club.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, Pujols also signed a 10-year, $254 million (W334.9 billion) free agent contract with the Angels in December 2011, signing a contract on post-retirement activities.
He will receive 10 million U.S. dollars (KRW 13.2 billion) for 10 years after retirement.
Pujols finished his career with St. Louis this season, but he will wear the Angels uniform again.
He played for St. Louis from 2001 to 2011 and continued his career with the Angels from 2012 to 2021.
Pujols, who went through the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2021, returned to his old team, St. Louis, and spent a spectacular retirement season this season.
He played in 107 games this year, batting .270, 24 home runs, and 68 RBIs, making him the fourth player in MLB history to reach the 700th home run (703 home runs).