A month after the ink dried on his contract, details of Albert Pujols' deal with the Los Angeles Angels finally came to light Thursday -- including a condition that guarantees the slugger a $1 million-a-year post-retirement role as a consultant to the club and its owner Arte Moreno.
After helping St. Louis win the World Series last season, Pujols signed a 10-year contract with the Angels that includes a base salary of $240 million. The deal was back-ended -- meaning he will get paid just $12 million in 2012 and $16 million in 2013 -- so that the club was could sign free-agent pitcher C.J. Wilson.
Finer details of the contract, however, remained under wraps until Thursday.
According to MLB.com, Pujols will also be able to earn an extra $875,000 in incentives per season for winning, or being among the leaders for, league awards and will be paid a $3 million bonus if he accumulates another 927 hits to reach 3,000 hits for his career. Pujols will also receive a $7 million bonus if he breaks MLB's home run record.
When his contract runs out, or whenever he decides to retire, a "personal-services agreement" guarantees that Pujols will be paid another $10 million -- at $1 million a year -- to work with the team and its owner Moreno as a consultant, MLB.com reported.
Pujols, who turns 32 next month, departed St. Louis after 11 brilliant seasons, including World Series titles in 2006 and 2011. The nine-time All-Star has a career average of .328, with 445 home runs.