Albert Pujols has reiterated that he'll decide his playing future after this season.
Pujols, 41, is entering his 21st Major League season. Last Monday his wife, Deidre, put up an Instagram post about her husband that was widely interpreted to mean Pujols had decided to retire at the end of the year.
"Hey, that's the life we're living on social media," Pujols said. "It's sad that everybody just had to run with it."
His massive 10-year, $240 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels expires this fall.
"I think our organization, my friends, people that follow my career for 21 years deserve better than just me or her posting something on Instagram," Pujols said. "This thing just got blown out of proportion. My mind is not even there. My mind is on staying focused, healthy, and hopefully trying to help this ballclub win this year, and that's it. If I feel at the end of the year that that's it, I'll announce it [and] go home. But I'm not even there yet."