The former franchise cornerstone signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal to return to St. Louis for what will be his final season, giving him a chance to go out with Yadier Molina and possibly even Adam Wainwright, should he decide to hang them up after this year.
And while Pujols hasn’t been back for long, he sure is making himself at home again, as today, in the Cards’ game against the Washington Nationals, Pujols picked up his first hit of the spring.
This game isn’t televised, but you can still watch Albert Pujols’ first base knock of the spring. pic.twitter.com/4yY5kgYqHQ
— Katie Woo (@katiejwoo) March 30, 2022
Back To His Roots
Unfortunately, the game is not televised, but it’s a good thing Katie Woo of The Athletic had a video of it.
Watching Pujols hit is a treat that not many people have had the pleasure to receive.
It may only be spring training, but Pujols is prepared to have one final season in which he comes through in the clutch and provides Cards fans with some memorable moments.
He just has that sweet swing that has been his signature for years.
And it has to be encouraging for Cardinals fans to see Pujols still producing and know that this move was not one made purely out of sentiment.
Pujols still is capable of producing and St. Louis has found the perfect role for their old superstar.
He’s 21 home runs away from reaching 700, and fans are hoping he can go on one final run and reach that mark before it’s all said and done.
We’ll see how much he has left in the tank in 2022.