Chipper Jones becomes 52nd player to reach 500 doubles

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Future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones added another milestone to his collection Monday night, collecting his 500th career double in the 12th inning against the Padres.

It was his seventh double in 23 games this season.

Jones, who earlier this month reached 1,500 RBI for his career, is the fourth switch-hitter to reach 500 doubles, joining Pete Rose (746), Eddie Murray (560) and Roberto Alomar (504).  He ranks fourth among active players behind Ivan Rodriguez (567), Todd Helton (532) and Bobby Abreu (527).

Chipper is now tied for 50th all-time in doubles.  He’s also 50th all-time in total bases, having jumped from 4,399 to 4,401 with the hit.  Within the next week, he’ll pass fellow third baseman Mike Schmidt for 49th on that list at 4,404.

Angels acquire Jabari Blash from the Yankees

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The Yankees announced on Wednesday that the club traded outfielder Jabari Blash to the Angels in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Blash, 28, was acquired by the Yankees from the Padres back in December in the Chase Headley trade. In trading Blash to the Angels, the Yankees were able to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for Brandon Drury, the infielder they acquired as part of a three-team trade with the Diamondbacks and Rays on Tuesday.

Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Blash has hit an underwhelming .200/.323/.336 in 279 plate appearances. He will try to play his way into a bench role for the Angels this spring.