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Video: Prince Fielder shattered a fan’s cell phone with a home run

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Prince Fielder added an insurance run with a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning of Thursday’s game against the Astros, boosting the Rangers’ lead to 4-2. It was an absolute rocket down the right field line off of Collin McHugh.

The ball was headed towards a fan and it happened to hit her cell phone. The FOX Sports Southwest broadcast caught up with her as she explained what happened.

As a bonus, the broadcast noticed that a guy snagged the ball after it was deflected, so they retrieved the ball from him and gave it back to the girl.

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Giants sign Drew Smyly to one-year deal

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The Giants announced on Thursday that the club inked pitcher Drew Smyly to a one-year contract. As Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area notes, the contract is of the major league variety.

Smyly, 30, split last season between the Rangers and Phillies with a stint with the Brewers in between. He did not appear in a major league game with the Brewers. In aggregate, Smyly posted a 6.24 ERA with 120 strikeouts and 55 walks over 114 innings.

Smyly will vie for a spot at the back of the Giants’ starting rotation. If he doesn’t make the cut, he could work out of the bullpen. Pitching in the spacious confines of Oracle Park should help Smyly, who gave up 19 homers in Texas and 13 in Philly last season in more hitter-friendly parks.