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Phillies option Adam Haseley to Triple-A, activate Jay Bruce


The Phillies announced on Thursday that outfielder Adam Haseley has been optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in order to make room for outfielder Jay Bruce, who was activated from the 10-day injured list.

Haseley, 23, held his own in his first taste of the majors, batting .274/.315/.452 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 89 plate appearances. The organization’s No. 4 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, Haseley was promoted to the majors more out of necessity than anything. Along with Bruce being injured, the club also lost Andrew McCutchen for the season to a torn ACL and outfielder Odúbel Herrera has been out since early May — and will continue to be out — due to a domestic violence incident.

Bruce, 32, suffered a strained right oblique in mid-July. The Phillies acquired him in early June from the Mariners and he provided some much-needed power in 33 games, batting .256/.273/.564 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI in 121 PA.

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).