Albert Pujols, Cardinals move deadline for a deal to Wednesday
Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to move their deadline for a contract extension from Tuesday to noon Wednesday because Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial is being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday at the White House.
"Tomorrow is a very big day for Stan Musial," Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak said via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "It wouldn't make any sense to have a large distraction on that special day given the amount of respect we have for that man. It only made sense to make sure that we didn't have a whole lot of things going on given the events tomorrow in Washington."
Previously, the deadline for a deal for Pujols, who can become a free agent after the season, was Tuesday night.
| February 14, 2011; 11:00 AM ET
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