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Albert Pujols' Wife Clarifies Her Post, Says He's Not Officially Retiring Yet

Albert Pujols' Wife Clarifies Her Post, Says He's Not Officially Retiring Yet

Albert Pujols‘ wife Deidre is clarifying the post she put up on Instagram, which led fans to believe that the legendary baseball player would be retiring at the end of the 2021 season.

Deidre began her post by saying, “Today is the first day of the last season of one of the most remarkable careers in sports! I’m talking about my husband @albertpujols who since the time he was a child would eat, sleep, and breathe this sport.”

After the post went viral and led to lots of headlines about Pujols‘ retirement, Deidre edited the post to clarify what she meant.

Deidre changed the post to say, “Today is the first day of the last season (based on his contract).” She also added, “THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF PUJOLS RETIREMENT IM JUST TRYING TO SEND MY HUSBAND WITH BLESSINGS INTO 2021 SEASON 😇🙏🏻!!”

Pujols began his career with the St. Louis Cardinals and won two World Series with the team. He has been playing with the Los Angeles Angels since 2012.

Deidre added in her post, “I have had the privilege to walk out 23 years of this baseball journey and it is with such a full heart that I speak a blessing over him as he finishes this good race! I’ve never known anyone more dedicated, disciplined and consistent than Albert. He has loved the game, he has hurt for the game, and he made sacrifices for this game as if it was his own child. He has grown from just a zealous young man into a confident leader who so many look up to. We by no means are perfect and he is definitely not a machine as so many have called him but he has given all he had to make sure we all had a victory to experience with him on the field. Albert says he doesn’t want to be known for what he did on the field but rather who he was off the field…today I will celebrate both! God isn’t finished with you yet my love and as you finish out this season I know, already prepared for you is another journey full of goodness waiting on a the other side. Thank you for 21 years of incredible baseball thrills! Finish strong like the Angel you are and I know you will wow us all this 2021 season as usual! 700 we are coming after you 🙌🔥.”

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