Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 2 days ago

Hamilton (shoulder) has been activated from the disabled list and will make his 2015 season debut Monday, batting fifth against the Indians.

Hamilton's shoulder issue has sidelined him for the first couple months of the season, but he'll finally make his long awaited return to the Rangers' lineup after being traded to the club late in April. No corresponding move has been announced yet, but Hamilton will likely take over everyday duties in left field moving forward.

Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 4 days ago

Hamilton will join the Rangers on Monday in Cleveland and make his season debut, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Tribune reports.

Hamilton opened the year on the 15-day disabled list due to a shoulder injury, but is ready for big league action. He was sent to Triple-A Round Rock for a few rehabilitation appearances, and although Saturday's game getting rained out, the Rangers believe he is ready to get back in the lineup.

Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 1 week ago

Hamilton (shoulder) will play rehab games with Triple-A Round Rock from Thursday through Saturday and then be reevaluated, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports.

Hamilton, who resumed playing May 10, is presumably ready to enter the final stage of his recovery from shoulder surgery. Assuming everything goes well this weekend, it seems likely he will return to action during the Rangers' upcoming series with the Indians that begins Monday.

Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 1 week ago

Rangers GM Jon Daniels said that Hamilton (shoulder) is "likely" to return from the disabled list during the team's series with the Indians beginning May 25, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

The Rangers won't make a formal ruling on a possible return date for Hamilton until Wednesday, but he looked strong during his rehab game at Double-A Frisco on Saturday, going 4-for-5 with four singles. Hamilton is expected to assume an everyday role in left field with the big club once he's activated.

Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 2 weeks ago

Hamilton (shoulder) will continue his rehab at Double-A Frisco, Anthony Andro of Fox Sports Southwest reports.

Hamilton could rejoin the club at some point in the coming weeks, but he'll be re-evaluated Wednesday following the four-game set with Double-A Frisco.

Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 2 weeks ago

Hamilton (shoulder) will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Hamilton will continue to rehab at Triple-A Round Rock in the meantime, but it appears as though he's very close to making his major league season debut. If his shoulder checks out, he could return as early as next Thursday in Boston.

Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 2 weeks ago

Hamilton (shoulder) went 1-for-3 with a single in Sunday's rehab game for Triple-A Round Rock, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Making his first appearance of what could be a lengthy rehab assignment, Hamilton took all of his at-bats against Barry Zito. Expect to see Hamilton with the Rangers at some point before the end of May, as there's a 20-day limit on rehab assignments for batters.

Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 3 weeks ago

Hamilton (shoulder) will begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday.

Hamilton has missed the first month of the 2015 season because of the shoulder issue, but finally appears to be nearing a return with the club. He'll likely require some time in the minors as he's yet to see action on a consistent basis, but a return at some point in May isn't out of the question.

Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 3 weeks ago

Hamilton (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock this weekend, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Hamilton is currently at the Rangers' extended spring training facility, and he said his injury only bothers him when he sneezes, according to Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram. While he now seems to be on track to join the Rangers at some point in May, Hamilton could have a lengthy rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock. He'll play in another extended spring training game Friday, and the Rangers will likely then make a decision on the rehab assignment.

Josh Hamilton LF/DH TEX 3 weeks ago

Hamilton (shoulder) played five innings in left field in an extended spring training game Monday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Hamilton went 0-for-4 with a walk at the dish, but most importantly, he reported no issues with his surgically-repaired right shoulder. Next up for Hamilton will be live batting practice Thursday, likely followed by more extended spring action. There is no set date for him to begin a minor league rehab assignment.