News from Brewers camp in Maryvale:
Ramirez is in the last year of his deal with Milwaukee — actually playing on the option year of a three-year deal he signed after the 2011 season.
Ramirez hit .285 with 15 homers and a .757 OPS in 133 games in 2014. In three seasons for the Brewers he’s hit a combined .291 with an .834 OPS. 2,186 hits–including 369 homers–in 17 seasons with Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Chicago.
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).