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Hamilton (shoulder) returned to the lineup Sunday against the Cubs without incident.

One thing we'll be watching is whether Hamilton might slide differently on the basepaths in order to protect his shoulder.

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Hamilton (shoulder) is expected to return to the spring training lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

There should be plenty of time for Hamilton to ramp up for the regular season.

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Hamilton's shoulder is feeling better, but he is awaiting clearance from the team doctor to hit, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Hamilton was scheduled to rejoin the lineup Monday, but continued soreness in his shoulder prevented him from doing so. It appears the issue is subsiding, and he should be able to rejoin the lineup in the near future, though it won't be Wednesday.

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Hamilton (shoulder) was slated to return Monday but instead sat out again after feeling sore in the morning, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

It still appears that the Reds are taking extra precautions with Hamilton rather than treating this injury as one with long-term implications. "He showed up after a night's sleep and it didn't feel a great deal better. It felt better after he'd done treatment the day before," manager Bryan Price said. "So it's just a matter of making sure it's right. It could affect his swing, his defense, his throwing. There's really no reason at all to run him out there and until he feels much better. And that could a couple of days."

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Hamilton sat out Sunday's spring training game with a sore shoulder.

Hamilton hurt the shoulder colliding with the wall earlier in the week. "It's just sore," said Hamilton. "It will be a couple of days and we'll see how it goes from there. Nothing major. If I had to play today, I would be fine. If it were the regular season, it would be no problem."

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Hamilton has been working out in Atlanta with Triple-A manager Delino DeShields to improve his conditioning and strength after wearing down at the end of the season last year.

Hamilton hit just .200 after the All-Star break last year. "It was a long season, from running so much and that type of thing," Hamilton said. "I don't like to make excuses about anything. I didn't have a good second half, any way you put it. Whether I was tired or not tired, it was bad. I can admit to it. I can admit to my mistakes. I'm better prepared now."

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Hamilton (concussion) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates, according to MLB.com's Mark Sheldon.

The concussion Hamilton suffered robbing a home run Wednesday will end up costing him the final four games of his rookie campaign. Chris Heisey will get the start in center field on the season's last day.

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Manager Bryan Price said it is "unlikely" that Hamilton plays in Sunday's season finale, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Price did not rule Hamilton out completely, but given that the game is of little importance to the Reds, Hamilton figures to open Sunday's game on the bench unless he reports significant improvement with his concussion symptoms.

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Hamilton (concussion) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Pirates.

Hamilton will miss his third straight game as a result of a concussion suffered in Wednesday's contest. It's not clear if he will be able to play in Sunday's season finale, but he will likely need to be cleared to do so. Chris Heisey will man center field for the Reds on Saturday.

Billy Hamilton CF CIN 6 Months

Hamilton (concussion) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Pirates.

Hamilton left Wednesday's game with what was called a mild concussion, and he will be out of the starting lineup for a second straight game as a result, though he hasn't been ruled out for the season just yet. Kristopher Negron will bat leadoff for the Friday evening tilt, while Chris Heisey takes over in center field.