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Twins sign Logan Schafer to a minor league deal

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The Twins have signed outfielder Logan Schafer to a minor league contract,’s Rhett Bollinger reports. He has reported to Triple-A Rochester.

Schafer, 29, signed a minor league deal with the Nationals during the offseason but was cut during spring training after hitting .200 in 20 at-bats. In the five previous years, Schafer hit .212/.286/.319 in 292 games at the big league level with the Brewers.

Schafer will provide organizational outfield depth for the Twins.

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).