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Keon Broxton returns to Brewers after whirlwind year

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The Milwaukee Brewers have signed outfielder Keon Broxton to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league training camp.

Broxton returns to Milwaukee after playing for the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners and New York Mets in 2019.

His nomadic year began with a trade from the Brewers to the Mets in January, then he was dealt again to the Orioles in May. Baltimore waived him in July, and he finished the season in Seattle.

Broxton hit .167 with six home runs and 16 RBIs in 204 at-bats last season. He is a career .209 hitter with 39 home runs and 95 RBIs in five major league seasons.

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Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols passes Willie Mays on all-time home run list

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list, hitting No. 661 on Friday night against Texas.

The 40-year-old Pujols connected for a solo homer with one out in the fifth inning. He sent Wes Benjamin‘s fastball on a 1-2 count over the wall in left field.

Pujols has hit five homers this season. He tied Mays last Sunday at Colorado.

It is only Pujols’ second home run since Aug. 4. He now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696).

The Angels quickly congratulated Pujols on Twitter.

Pujols has one more season left on his contract with the Angels after this year.

Benjamin was the 428th different pitcher Pujols homered against in his career. Only Bonds has homered against more (449).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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St. Louis Cardinals put pitcher Dakota Hudson on IL with forearm strain

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The St. Louis Cardinals have placed right-hander Dakota Hudson on the 10-day injured list with a strained right forearm.

Hudson left his start Thursday night after two innings due to what he described as discomfort in his right arm.

The 26-year-old is 3-2 with a 2.77 ERA in eight starts this season.

St. Louis added right-handed reliever Nabil Crismatt to take Hudson’s roster spot. Crismatt has a 3.24 ERA in 8 1/3 innings over six appearances this season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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Red Sox acquire Rockies minor league RHP Jacob Wallace to complete Kevin Pillar deal

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The Red Sox acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Jacob Wallace from the Colorado Rockies on Friday, completing the Aug. 31 trade for outfielder Kevin Pillar, Boston chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom announced.

Wallace, 22, was ranked by MLB.com as the Rockies’ No. 20 prospect. He made his professional debut last season in the Rockies organization, making 22 relief appearances for Class-A Boise.

Named a Northwest League mid-season All-Star and Baseball America Short-Season All-Star, Wallace posted a 1.29 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP, while opponents hit just .129 against him. He also converted 12 of his 13 save opportunities.

A native of Methuen, Massachusetts, Wallace was selected by Colorado in the third round of the 2019 draft out of UConn. In 71 appearances over three seasons with the Huskies, he posted a 2.77 ERA.

The Rockies also received cash considerations, last month, in acquiring Pillar. The veteran signed with Boston in February.

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