According to Buster Olney via Twitter, former St. Louis Cardinals star first baseman Albert Pujols has agreed to a 10-year deal with the Anaheim Angels, worth an estimated $254 million.
Per reports, Pujols’ new deal is the second-highest contract in MLB history, just $19 million less than the $275 million deal Alex Rodriguez signed with the New York Yankees. The Angels have confirmed the deal, which is now pending a physical for completion.
Already a winner at the highest level, Pujols throws caution to the wind with a near-record deal. Pujols is still in the prime of his career at just 31 years old, and should once again be one of the most coveted first baseman options in fantasy baseball in 2012.