Diamondbacks place Jeremy Hellickson on disabled list, recall Chase Anderson

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Right-hander Chase Anderson’s demotion to the minors was a brief one, as the Diamondbacks recalled him as the corresponding move to placing right-hander Jeremy Hellickson on the disabled list with a hamstring injury.

Hellickson tweaked his hamstring Monday, leaving his start after 5.1 innings with what was initially called a glute injury. After back-to-back disappointing seasons in Tampa Bay he’s shown some flashes of his old, Rookie of the Year-winning self, but ultimately Hellickson’s overall numbers (4.60 ERA, 107/37 K/BB ratio in 129) are the same mediocre numbers he had for the Rays.

Anderson has spent all year in Arizona’s rotation, starting 21 games with a 4.51 ERA, but he’s struggled of late by allowing 38 runs in 42 innings since mid-June. He’ll start in his old rotation spot Sunday, with Randall Delgado taking Hellickson’s spot Saturday.

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).