Not only that, but he is back in the Redbirds’ lineup for their spring training game today against the Washington Nationals.
Pujols recently signed a contract to return to the Cardinals after 10 seasons away from the organization.
The contract is a one-year deal worth $2.5 million.
Pujols also has said that 2022 will be his final season.
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) March 30, 2022
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Everything seems right again now that Pujols is back with the Cardinals.
He never stopped being a fan favorite in St. Louis, even during his time with the Los Angeles Angels.
Pujols, 42, was released by the Angels last season after hitting an abysmal .198 through the first month of the season, but the Los Angeles Dodgers found the perfect role for him and took a chance on the future Hall-of-Famer.
Pujols hit .254 for the Dodgers with 12 home runs and 38 RBIs and also posted a .953 OPS against left-handed pitching, which is when he’ll likely see most of his chances in 2022 as a member of the Cardinals.
Pujols now begins his quest to finish his career with a third World Series championship.
He was a key factor in the Cards’ title runs in 2006 and 2011.
Now he suits up with his old club one last time with a chance to recapture the magic with the two other remaining members of each championship squad.