VIDEO: Will Ferrell fields ball in center field

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As you have probably heard by now, actor-comedian Will Ferrell is in the process of playing every position in five Cactus League games today in Arizona. The stunt is being filmed by HBO for an upcoming special from Ferrell’s company, Funny or Die. However, it’s also for a good cause, as memorabilia from the day will be auctioned and the proceeds will go to cancer charities. Our own Craig Calcaterra is on the scene for Cubs-Angels, where Ferrell just played center field for the Angels and coached third base, played first base, and even took an at-bat with the Cubs.

Courtesy of Craig, here’s video of Ferrell as he replaced Mike Trout in center field. That’s not a misprint:

Ferrell actually got an opportunity to field a ball, as Welington Castillo hit a single into center field. As you’ll see in the video below, he picked it up cleanly and hit the cut-off man. Not bad. Not bad at all.

Fun stuff. Our own Aaron Gleeman had perhaps the best reaction to Ferrell’s throw:

Ferrell didn’t get an opportunity to field a ball when he played first base with the Cubs and he struck out swinging in his at-bat, but here’s a look at Ferrell’s brief stint as a third base coach, complete with cue cards:

Ferrell still has three more games on his agenda today. We’ll pass along any relevant highlights:

5:10 p.m ET: Reds vs. Diamondbacks
7:05 p.m ET: Giants vs. White Sox
9:15 p.m. ET: Dodgers vs. Padres

Nelson Cruz hits 400th career home run

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Twins DH Nelson Cruz hit his 400th career home run, a solo home run in the fourth inning of Sunday’s game against the Royals. The blast padded the Twins’ lead to 8-6, and was also No. 40 on the season for Cruz.

Cruz, 39, is the 57th member of the 400-homer club. He was previously tied with Andres Galarraga and Al Kaline at 399. Cruz has hit 163 of his homers with the Mariners, 157 with the Rangers, and 40 each with the Orioles and Twins.

Cruz entered Sunday batting .300/.383/.624 with 104 RBI in 500 plate appearances. Pretty good production for the Twins from a slugger on a one-year, $14.3 million contract. The Twins hold a $12 million club option for 2020 as well.