Pujols likely done for the season...Price has a bruised wrist...Aaron Rodgers gets a big deal
Aug. 30, 2018
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols is likely to miss the rest of his 18th major league season after undergoing surgery on his left knee. Pujols ranks sixth with 633 career homers after passing Ken Griffey Jr. last month. And he is seventh with 1,982 RBIs, just behind Lou Gehrig and Barry Bonds. The three-time NL MVP will be 39 years old when next season begins. He still has three seasons remaining on his 10-year, $240 million contract.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's hottest pitcher has a bruised left wrist. Left-hander David Price exited last night's start against Miami after getting hit by a line drive. The team said X-rays were negative and further testing would be done as necessary. The major league-leading Red Sox open a four-game series tonight in Chicago against the White Sox. Right-hander Rick Porcello starts for Boston against righty Lucas Giolito.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Wade Miley tries to remain perfect at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park this afternoon when he starts the Brewers' final game of a series against the Reds. The left-hander beat the Reds 3-1 in his Brewers debut at Cincinnati in May. Miley is 4-0 in four career starts at Great American with a 2.51 ERA. Lefty Cody Reed makes his second start of the season for the Reds.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has signed a four-year contract extension with the Green Bay Packers that makes him the highest-paid player in the NFL once again. The four-year deal is worth $134 million, with more than $100 million in guaranteed money. The deal keeps the two-time NFL MVP under contract through the 2023 season.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Jimbo Fisher makes his debut at Texas A&M on tonight against Northwestern State in what will be his team's only tuneup before a huge test on Sept. 8 against second-ranked Clemson. The coach left Florida State for a 10-year, $75 million contract with the Aggies that comes with the expectation that he'll elevate Texas A&M into college football's elite.