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Pujols Says He Wants to End Career as a Cardinal
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Albert Pujols said in a radio interview that he wants to play for the St. Louis Cardinals for the rest of his career, clearing up remarks from he made earlier this month.

In the interview a few weeks ago with a Dominican radio station, the two-time NL MVP had said he was in no hurry to sign a contract extension. He has one year left on his contract plus an option year and said then he wanted the Cardinals to concentrate on signing Matt Holliday and other free agents first.

On Thursday, Pujols told WXOS-FM of St. Louis that there's "no rush" to sign.

"But if they come tomorrow and say 'Albert, you know, we want to lock you up,' hey they know that we're open to that," he said.

Pujols also praised the hiring of Mark McGwire as the team's new hitting instructor.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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