Albert Pujols was released by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday. He is unlikely to reunite with Tony La Russa and the Chicago White Sox.
Mark Feinsand of MLB.com speculated the White Sox could make for an interesting fit because of the relationship between Pujols and La Russa.
Pujols came up in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, where La Russa managed from 2000 to 2011. The two won a pair of World Series titles together and forever immortalized themselves as Cardinals icons.
Could the partnership be renewed in Chicago? Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY reports that’s an unlikely scenario, particularly given the emergence of minor league journeyman Yermin Mercedes: