The veteran Major League slugger Albert Pujols will play his last game with the Leones del Escogido in the Dominican winter baseball championship this Friday night.
The information was released by the general manager of the team, José Gómez, who indicated that the player and the team had agreed on his performance until this point in the tournament.
“Originally the plan we had was that he would play until the All-Star Game break,” said Gómez, leaving open the possibility that the veteran slugger could return to the team’s uniforms for the remainder of the competition.
So far this season, Pujols is batting .228, with five RBIs and four runs scored, in 15 games.
Pujols’ performance on the field may not have been that of his best days in baseball, but his media impact on the league’s fans and players was evident.
The historic slugger is still a free agent in Major League Baseball and has expressed his desire to continue playing.
To know if he will achieve his goal, Pujols will have to wait for the conclusion of the strike maintained by the Players Association and MLB. In the meantime, Dominicans were able to enjoy the iconic 41-year-old player in his rookie campaign in winter baseball.