José Alberto Pujols Alcántara (born January 16, 1980) is a Dominican-American professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter for the Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals (MLB).
He was nicknamed “The Machine” and spent his first 11 seasons in MLB with the St. Louis Cardinals before moving on to the Los Angeles Angels for more than nine seasons before joining the Los Angeles Dodgers for half a season.
Pujols was a three-time National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) (2005, 2008, 2009) and nine-time All-Star (2001, 2003–2010) with the Cardinals. He appeared in one All-Star game after joining the Angels in 2012.
Pujols committed to a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 17, 2021. That night, he made his Dodgers debut as the starting first baseman against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Pujols picked the number 55 after his longstanding number 5 was allocated to Corey Seager, as a reference to his two past clubs as well as the Bible. “”It’s the number of grace if you know the bible,” Pujols remarked. As a result, I’m feeling 5-5, double grace.”
Pujols signed a one-year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals on March 28, 2022, declaring that 2022 would be his last season.
How Much Does Albert Pujols Make?
Pujols signed a one-year deal worth 2.5 million USD with the St. Louis Cardinals on March 28, 2022.