Diamondbacks rookie Archie Bradley has struggled since returning from taking a line drive to the face, allowing 19 runs in 16 innings, and now the 22-year-old right-hander has been placed on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis.
Left-hander Robbie Ray was called up from Triple-A to take Bradley’s spot in the rotation.
During spring training several Diamondbacks decision-makers indicated that they didn’t feel Bradley was ready for the majors yet, but the consensus top-25 prospect ended up winning a job anyway and has posted a 5.80 ERA with 23 strikeouts and 22 walks in 36 innings.
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).