Slugger Albert Pujols Designated for Assignment by Angels
The Angels announced the move a day after Pujols wasn't in their lineup for the slumping club's fourth consecutive loss.
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols was designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, abruptly ending the 41-year-old superstar slugger’s decade with his second major league team. The Angels announced the move a day after Pujols wasn’t in their lineup for the slumping club’s fourth consecutive loss. He was in the final season of a 10-year, $240 million contract with Los Angeles. Pujols is fifth in major league history with 667 career…