Nearly instantly after the Los Angeles Angels confirmed on Thursday they have been parting methods with future Corridor of Famer Albert Pujols, followers and educated analysts linked the 41-year-old with the Chicago White Sox and supervisor Tony La Russa, who served as Pujols’ skipper throughout his first 11 MLB seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Per Jesse Rogers of ESPN, La Russa instructed reporters on Friday that he simply does not have a spot for his former star.
“Now we have Jose (Abreu) and Yermin (Mercedes), and even when Yermin will get much less scorching, it is a great way to DH different guys, get them off their toes,” La Russa defined. “There isn’t a match right here, sadly.”
La Russa echoed studies from Thursday that Pujols desires to proceed taking part in though he was slashing solely .198/.250/.372 with 5 house runs and 12 RBIs when the Angels designated him for project.
“He desires to be taking part in,” La Russa added. “They will get a really decided Albert. I’d by no means underestimate him. He is likely one of the sport’s nice, profitable aggressive gamers.”
Per Cleveland’s WKYC, ESPN analyst and former participant Eduardo Perez has prompt the Cleveland Indians ought to take a flier on Pujols.