Albert Pujols has officially signed a contract that would bring him more than $220,000 a year

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After playing 22 seasons in the MLB, Albert Pujols officially signed a contract that would bring him more than $220,000 a year.

Albert Pujols with St.  Louis Cardinals in MLB
© Sean M. Haffey/Getty ImagesAlbert Pujols with St. Louis Cardinals in MLB

Doubts were also clarified for those who dreamed of seeing Albert Pujols playing in the park with a ball MLB They received the expected news. ‘Machine’ finished at such a top level after playing the 22nd season in the major leagues that it was even thought that he might continue in Major League baseball.

Pujols did not hesitate for a moment. “I can tell you that I have made up my mind for next year, get ready. And I can continue to play for another two or three years, if I want to. But I’m exhausted. I’m done. This is all. This is where Albert Pujols’ career ends.” the Dominican baseball player told ESPN.

‘Machine’ he kept his word. According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, Albert Pujols signed his retirement papers from St. Louis Cardinals in the MLB on November 1, 2022. That way, when it becomes official that the former player born in the Dominican Republic is retiring, he now has the opportunity to earn more than $220,000 a year.

The Major Leagues have a retirement system that can be applied starting at age 45. The main requirement is that you have spent at least 43 days on a team roster of 25 players. The amount of money a former player gets depends on how long he played in the Majors and the age at which you apply for a pension. Pujols and his 22 years in the MLB make him a creditor of this benefit.

Pujols has officially signed a contract that would bring him more than $220,000 a year

According to Héctor Gómez of the Dominican station Z101 Digital, a player who played 10 years in the MLB and claims his pension at age 62 can receive up to $220,000 a year. WITH signing your withdrawal After 22 seasons, 3,384 hits, 703 home runs, 2,218 RBI and a .296 average, Albert Pujols can access this benefit when he turns 45 and depending on his retirement age, would earn more than US$220,000.

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