Adam Jones remains out of the Orioles’ lineup, could be headed to the disabled list

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Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is out of the lineup tonight for the eighth time in the past 10 games and it sounds like the team is just about ready to place him on the disabled list with a shoulder injury.

Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that Jones did some throwing today for the first time in a week and if he has shoulder soreness tomorrow a disabled list stint will likely be required. He’s already remained on the active roster far longer than most injured players trying to stay off the DL, but clearly the Orioles wanted to avoid shutting him down if at all possible.

David Lough has been the primarily fill-in for Jones and Nolan Reimold has also seen some action in center field.

Angels’ Pujols passes Mays for 5th on homer list with No. 661

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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).