AP source: Albert Pujols signing with Los Angeles Dodgers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Los Angeles Dodgers are signing veteran first baseman Albert Pujols to a major league deal. Pujols left the Los Angeles Angels earlier this month after nearly 10 seasons with the Dodgers’ Orange County rivals. The 41-year-old slugger was in the final season of a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Angels, who didn’t win a playoff game during his tenure. The Angels said Pujols requested his departure because he didn’t want to be a backup, instead intending to play every day for another team. He has been a low-impact contributor to the Angels for the past half-decade.