Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 4 hours ago

Hamilton is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Hamilton will receive a day off just a day after returning from an extended run on the disabled list. While there's no indication that the hamstring issue flared up, it's a bit of a curious situation. Ryan Rua will start in left field in his place, and he'll bat sixth for the Rangers on Wednesday.

Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 17 hours ago

Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a run and a strikeout in Tuesday's game against the Orioles.

It was a nice return for Hamilton, who was making his first start since being activated from the DL earlier that day. He should continue to start in left field on most days for Texas going forward as long as the hamstring issue does not pop back up.

Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 1 day ago

Hamilton (hamstring) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson reports.

Hamilton will bat fifth and start in left field, facing Miguel Gonzalez and the Orioles at Camden Yards. Hamilton didn't do much damage during his rehab assignment, but he got off to a nice start with the Rangers earlier this season. He figures to see consistent playing time in left field.

Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 2 days ago

Hamilton (hamstring) will likely be activated from the disabled list either Monday or Tuesday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

Hamilton made his fourth rehab appearance Sunday, going 0-for-2 with Triple-A Round Rock. He has just three singles in 12 at-bats during the assignment, but he's apparently done enough to prove his health. The Rangers have a four-game series at Camden Yards this week, starting with Monday's favorable matchup against right-hander Bud Norris.

Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 7 days ago

Hamilton (hamstring) went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in his first rehab game Wednesday at Double-A Frisco, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Hamilton is scheduled to join the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate at Round Rock on Thursday and play with them through the weekend. That said, Hamilton served as the DH on Wednesday and will need to test the hamstring in the field before being activated from the disabled list. Provided the hamstring feels fine on Thursday, he should have the green light to play through the weekend at Round Rock.

Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 1 week ago

Hamilton (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment Wednesday at Double-A Frisco, Anthony Andro of Fox Sports Southwest reports.

Hamilton began participating in full baseball activities at the end of last week, and his rehab stint is not expected to extend beyond five or six days. The tentative plan is for Hamilton to join the team in Baltimore and be activated prior to Monday's game. There's a chance he could return earlier, but the team is apparently wary of allowing him to play on the turf in Toronto, where the Rangers play Friday through Sunday.

Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 2 weeks ago

Hamilton (hamstring) has participated in full baseball activities at Triple-A Round Rock over the last two days and could begin a rehab assignment next week, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Hamilton appears to be slightly ahead of schedule in his rehab, and there is still an outside chance he could be back with the team before the calendar turns to July.

Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 2 weeks ago

Hamilton (hamstring) could take live batting practice by the end of the week, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

It's still early, but Hamilton appears to be about a week ahead of the original rehab schedule. A late June return can't be ruled out.

Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 2 weeks ago

Hamilton (hamstring) hit off of a tee Monday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Monday marked the first time Hamilton has hit off of a tee since landing on the DL on June 4. He's likely still at least two weeks away from a return, but his rehab appears to be heading in the right direction.

Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 4 weeks ago1 Comment

Hamilton (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake reports.

Hamilton is expected to miss four weeks, making a stint on the disabled list inevitable. His absence will leave Delino DeSheields as the regular starter in left field, with Jake Smolinski and Leonys Martin also potentially benefiting from extra at-bats.