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Report: Brewers to sign Shelby Miller to minor league deal

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers are expected to sign pitcher Shelby Miller to a minor league contract.

Miller, 28, was released by the Rangers earlier this month after allowing 46 runs (42 earned) on 58 hits and 29 walks with 30 strikeouts across 44 innings of work. Miller made eight starts and 11 relief appearances.

Prior to 2019, Miller spent three injury-plagued and unproductive seasons with the Diamondbacks, where he posted an aggregate 6.35 ERA in 139 innings. The Brewers are hoping Miller can rebound, but the odds seem long.

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).