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Cardinals Reaction to Pujols Decision

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St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols walks to the batters on deck circle in the sixth inning against the  Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 7, 2009. Colorado beat St. Louis 7-2. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols walks to the batters on deck circle in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 7, 2009. Colorado beat St. Louis 7-2. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — While the Los Angeles Angels were making their official announcement of agreeing to terms with first baseman Albert Pujols, the Cardinals released their reaction.

Chairman and CEO Bill DeWitt Jr. made this statement in the release: “We are disappointed that we were unable to reach an agreement to keep Albert Pujols in St. Louis. Albert is a great champion and we will always be thankful for his many achievements in a Cardinals uniform, as well as his contributions to the St. Louis community. I have the highest regard for Albert both personally and professionally, and appreciate his direct involvement in this process. I would like our fans to know that we tried our best to make Albert a lifetime Cardinal but unfortunately we were unable to make it happen.”

General Manager John Mozeliak also made a statement: “Albert has been a special player in this organization since the moment he was drafted over 12 years ago. His accomplishments on and off the field have been spectacular. I wish him well in the next phase of his career.”

Stay with KMOX 1120 AM and KMOX.com for the latest reaction to Albert Pujols leaving the Cardinals to play with the Los Angeles Angels.

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