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Albert Pujols made Cardinals return while wife had brain surgery

PHOENIX — Albert Pujols obtained an excellent hit after which some excellent news about his wife’s well being.

Minutes after the 42-year-old smacked the primary single of his second act with the St. Louis Cardinals, he acquired a textual content message saying Deidre Pujols’ brain surgery was a hit.

Deidre Pujols posted on social media late Tuesday that she was getting ready for surgery to take away a brain tumor found in October. Her husband signed with St. Louis earlier this week and arrived in camp on Monday figuring out Deidre was prepping for what medical doctors advised them was comparatively routine operation.

Albert Pujols playing for the Cardinals on March 30, 2022
Albert Pujols enjoying for the Cardinals on March 30, 2022
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“But any time you open your scalp and your head, you are always concerned about it,” he mentioned. “You trust the doctor that they have that wisdom and that gift. As much as we take swings in the cage, they do surgery.”

Noting that Deidre’s mother and household had been there to help her, Pujols doesn’t plan to depart camp early and return to California to be together with his wife. He might head to see her in the course of the days off between the top of camp and the beginning of the season.

“Despite the pain which was to (be) expected the surgery went well. 99% of the tumor was removed,” Deidre wrote on Instagram. “The recovery journey begins… Thanks you all once more for all of the prayers and nicely needs throughout this very difficult time. “

The Cardinals and Pujols agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract, giving him an opportunity to finish his career within the place the place it began. After a decade in Los Angeles, he returns to St. Louis with 679 career house runs.

Deidre Pujols posted an update to Instagram
Deidre Pujols posted an replace to Instagram
Deidre Pujols on Instagram

Pujols hit .236 with 17 homers final season while splitting time with the Angels and Dodgers. But the right-handed hitter turned again the clock towards left-handers in 2021, ending with a .294 mark and 13 homers in simply 136 at-bats.

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