The Dominican shortstop is the new former player working in Major League Baseball.
New York Major League Baseball hired Albert Pujols as a special assistant to commissioner Rob Manfred on Monday.
The retired slugger will be a consultant to the commissioner on matters related to his native Dominican Republic, among other areas. He will also begin work Tuesday as an analyst for MLB Network.
“Albert is a highly respected individual who represents the game extremely well,” Manfred said in a statement. “He cares about changing the situation in our communities.”
Puhols finished his career with 703 home runs, tied for fourth behind Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714). His 2,218 RBIs are second only to Aaron’s 2,297. He also had a .296 average in his career, which spanned from 2001 to 2022 with the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Angels and Dodgers. With his 3384 hits, he entered the Top 10.
He is part of a series of former players working in the Major Leagues. Joe Torre and CC Sabathia are special assistants; special advisors Cal Ripken Jr. and Ken Griffey Jr.; Raul Ibáñez — Vice President of Field Operations; Billy Beane, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Joe Martinez, Vice President of Field Strategy; and Gregor Blanco, Rajai Davis, Adam Jones, Dan Otero and Bo Porter are part of the operations staff.
Author: Associated Press