Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon has addressed the team's decision to release Albert Pujols last week. 

Appearing on The Starkville podcast with Jayson Stark and Doug Glanville, Maddon described the situation in terms of ending a marriage. 

“Divorce is difficult,” he said. “It is difficult. There’s never a good time to go through with the act. … Sometimes it organically just has to occur.”

The Angels announced on May 6 that Pujols had been designated for assignment.