Number of the beast: Alex Rodriguez hits 666th career home run


Throw your devil horns up, baseball fans. Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez slugged his 666th career home run on Saturday night against the Orioles. He tied the game up at four apiece in the sixth inning, taking starter Bud Norris yard.

Rodriguez also crossed the 2,000 RBI threshold for his career. He’s five hits shy of 3,000 as well. On the season, the 39-year-old Rodriguez is batting .276/.378/.517 with 12 home runs and 32 RBI in 241 plate appearances.

We’ll add video of the home run once it becomes available.

Trea Turner undergoes surgery on right index finger

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner underwent surgery on his right index finger,’s Manny Randhawa reports. Turner suffered a non-displaced fracture when he was hit by a pitch attempting to bunt in early April.

Turner missed six weeks of action and played through the injury for the remainder of the season. He was quite successful, batting .298/.353/.497 with 19 home runs, 57 RBI, 96 runs scored, and 35 stolen bases across 569 plate appearances. Turner’s performance, especially late in the regular season, helped the Nationals claim the first NL Wild Card. They, of course, would go on to win the World Series.

Turner, who is expected to be healed up by the start of spring training, will be entering his second of four years of arbitration eligibility. He will likely get a sizable raise on his $3.725 million 2019 salary.