Albert Pujols will sign autographs for $175 a pop today at the St. Louis Cardinals' Winter Warmup. The team has until the start of spring training to get the three-time National League MVP to sign a new contract.
General manager John Mozeliak confirmed the deadline set by Pujols, but declined Saturday to characterize negotiations. The Cardinals exercised a $16 million option for next season on Pujols’ contract in October.
The 30-year-old Pujols led the National League with 42 homers and 118 RBI last season. He topped 400 career homers and set a franchise record with his 39th multihomer game.