Corey Dickerson placed back on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis flareup in his left foot

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Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson just missed three weeks because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot, landing on the disabled list May 19 and returning on June 11. But the 26-year-old couldn’t make it five games before suffering another flareup.

Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports that Dickerson has been placed back on the 15-day disabled list. And this absence will probably be longer than three weeks. “We thought we could get some mileage out of him,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss told Groke. “But it didn’t work out.”

Dickerson has posted a cool .299/.331/.512 batting line in 38 games this season when healthy. He hit .312/.364/.567 with 24 home runs and 76 RBI in 131 games last season.

Pujols hits 701st career home run, connects for Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS — Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 701st home run, connecting Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pujols launched a slider from former teammate Johan Oviedo over the Big Mac Land sign in left field at Busch Stadium. The solo drive in the fourth inning made it 1-all.

Pujols faced Oviedo for the first time and made the 24-year-old righty the 456th different pitcher he’s homered against.

The St. Louis star hadn’t homered in a week since hitting No. 699 and 700 at Dodger Stadium last Friday. Pujols had gone 10 at-bats without a home run after two starts and one pinch-hit appearance.

The Busch Stadium crowd gave the 42-year-old Pujols a long standing ovation before he came out of the Cardinals dugout to tip his cap for a curtain call.

Pujols hit his 22nd home run this season for the NL Central champion Cardinals.

Pujols is fourth on the career home run list behind Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714).