Albert Pujols has cleared waivers and is now a free agent for the second time in his career, officially bringing his tenure with the Angels to an end.

Pujols, 41, was designated for assignment May 6, a procedural move that served as the first step toward his release.

After being designated for assignment, players are placed on waivers. Because Pujols, who was in the last season of a 10-year, $240-million contract, went unclaimed, he is free to sign with any team.