Orioles sign Jayson Nix

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Looking to add some infield depth, the Orioles have signed journeyman Jayson Nix to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Nix has spent parts of seven seasons in the majors playing for eight different teams, including the Royals, Pirates, and Phillies last year.

He’s a 32-year-old career .212 hitter with a .627 OPS, but has played every position except center field and catch in the big leagues.

Angels’ Pujols passes Mays for 5th on homer list with No. 661

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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 two outs 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).

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 pitchers (449).