• Jered Weaver, walking around without a sling on his broken left elbow, expects to start playing catch by the end of the week. The Angels' ace was told he can activate the arm in five to seven days, with someone catching the throws for him so he doesn't have to move his non-pitching arm.
• Albert Pujols became the 35th player in history to amass 1,000 career extra-base hits on Wednesday. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 6,994 at-bats it took him to get there were the fifth-fewest ever. Only Babe Ruth (5,818), Lou Gehrig (6,567), Ted Williams (6,754) and Jimmie Foxx (6,929) needed fewer.
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