The Leones del Escogido reached an agreement to recruit the legendary first baseman and future member of the Cooperstown Hall of Fame from the San Francisco de Macorís team.
Albert pujols is once again in the news within the winter ball of the Dominican Republic, after a report by journalist Yancen Pujols, indicated the possibility that the legendary first baseman, two-time champion of World Series, could find a new home among one of the teams in the Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League (LIDOM).
Last night, the journalist Yancen Pujols, a member of the broadcasting network of the Giants of the Cibao, equipment to which the rights of the contract of Albert pujols within the Dominican ball, he pointed out that, according to sources, the San Francisco city team would be in talks with the Lions of the Chosen One, to send the baseball player to the capital squad. The Dominican journalist added that several sources corroborated this information.
This report was confirmed on Thursday morning by both teams in the Dominican winter ball. In exchange of Albert pujols, the Lions of the Chosen One they sent the gardener Melky Mesa already pitcher Edward Paredes to the Giants of the Cibao.
Yes, you read that right! 🤩 Albert Pujols is our new LEÓN, who comes to our team via change from the Giants who receive Edward Paredes and Melky Mesa. 🦁🔥 ROAR! #TheSeason of the Century #CentenaryRed pic.twitter.com/VXRmfFzHF9
– Chosen Baseball (@EscogidoBBClub) October 28, 2021
Desk He is a veteran with eight years of experience in Dominican winter ball, where he has played 213 games, hitting a .226 average with a .625 OPS, eight home runs and 62 RBIs. On your side, Walls debuted in LIDOM in 2009 as a member of Aguilas Cibaeñas, reaching the Lions in 2015. During his time in the league, he compiled a 2.58 ERA in 174.1 innings pitched.
We announce that we have acquired outfielder Melky Mesa and pitcher Edward Paredes from the Leones del Escogido in exchange for Albert Pujols.
– Gigantes del Cibao ® (@Gigantes_Cibao) October 28, 2021
For its part, Albert pujols has never played in the Dominican winter baseball, despite belonging (until the change) to the squad of the Giants of the Cibao and being one of its seven franchise players, along with Nelson Cruz, Ketel Mars, Jean Segura, Sandy Alcantara, Jeurys Family and Seranthony Dominguez.
The future member of the Cooperstown Hall of Fame expressed his interest in playing with Giants in the last season of LIDOM And even the team announced its incorporation, however, the player decided not to play as a result of the absence of fans in the stadiums due to the advance of COVID-19 in the country, as confirmed at that time by Jesús Mejía Armenteros, manager of the team. to ESPN Digital.
According to additional reports surrounding the change, Albert pujols has once again expressed his interest in playing in Dominican baseball and even more if it is with his childhood team, the Lions of the Chosen One. This is confirmed thanks to the statements of the manager of the Lions, José Gómez, who indicated that the first baseman will arrive in the country next Friday, October 29 and will immediately join the team.
“Bringing (Albert) Pujols to local ball is an organization-wide effort for the good of our baseball, and a sign of everyone’s commitment in this centennial year. His immediate presence on and off the field of play will help us to be a better team “, were the words of Gomez.
This agreement is a new episode between Giants and Selected in what sound names have they been involved. In the past two years, teams have made deals involving Wander franco, when I was the number one prospect of the Big leagues already Maikel Franco.
Albert pujols is a free agent in the Big leagues right now, so it makes sense that at about 42 years old, you want to use LIDOM as a square to show that he has fuel left in the tank, looking to return to MLB and reach 700 home runs.