Albert Pujols' Signing With The L.A. Angels Now Official

Thursday January 5th, 2012

Albert Pujols has officially finalized his deal with the Los Angeles Angels, according to the Associated Press. The deal, which was originally struck during baseball’s Winter Meetings, will be worth $240 million over the course of 10 years.

The deal will also include a 10-year personal-services agreement which will award Pujols $1 million annually, according to the AP.

Pujols, 31, was considered by many to be the top free-agent on the market this winter. The slugging first baseman hit .299/.366/.541 with 37 home runs and 99 RBI for the Cardinals last season. The three-time Most Valuable Player has a career 162 game average of .328/.420/.617 with 42 home runs and 126 RBI.

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