Albert Pujols, who retired at the end of last season, is taking on a new career challenge.
The MLB Secretariat announced in a press release on the 5th that Pujols would serve as a special assistant to Commissioner Rob Manfred.
Pujols will work with the Secretariat on a number of different topics. He will take on the role of mediating industrial relations, especially in matters relating to players from his native Dominican Republic.
Evan Drelich, a major league reporter for ‘The Athletic’, mentioned that the MLB secretariat desperately wants to introduce an international draft, and said that Pujols could play a role in convincing players about it.
Major League Baseball is promoting the introduction of an international draft for amateur players from overseas, but has not been able to introduce it due to opposition from players from Central and South America.먹튀검증
Pujols played 3,080 games in 22 seasons in the major leagues, batting average of 0.296, on-base percentage of 0.374, and slugging percentage of 0.544. He had 703 home runs and 3384 hits.
Starting with being voted National League Rookie of the Year in 2001, he has a brilliant career, including 3 MVPs, 11 All-Stars, 2 Gold Gloves, 6 Silver Sluggers, and 2 World Series championships.
He also appears on TV as part of his special assistant duties. He will join the MLB network run by the Secretariat as a commentator. He will also be commentating for a game between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals on June 23 in London, England.