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Pujols Sheds No Light on Contract Talks
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Albert Pujols says he wants to end his career with the St. Louis Cardinals but is declining to provide an update on negotiations for a new long-term contract.

Pujols' agent has said he will cut off talks at the start of spring training if an agreement is not in place. A representative of Pujols' agent stood to the slugger's left to deflect questions on the topic at Sunday's news conference.

The three-time NL MVP, who turned 31 on Sunday, has played his entire 10-year career in St. Louis. Pujols was to be honored at Sunday night's dinner for the St. Louis chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Pujols says he's in better shape than in recent seasons when he was hindered by injuries, and excited about the changes the team has made.

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