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Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

It appears to just be a day off for the speedster. Chris Heisey is in center field Wednesday in Hamilton's place.

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Billy Hamilton went 2-for-4 and hit his sixth homer against the Brewers on MOnday.

Hamilton only brings out his power stroke against Milwaukee; four of his six homers have come versus the Brewers.

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Billy Hamilton (hamstring) went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in his return to the lineup Friday.

Hamilton didn't start Thursday after leaving Wednesday's game with a tight left hamstring. The situation is worth watching because of his speed, but the Reds aren't overly concerned. Getting a few days off with the All-Star break should help.

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Billy Hamilton is back in the Reds' lineup Friday.

Hamilton didn't start Thursday after tweaking his left hamstring, though he was able to pinch-hit. The speedster is back in there Friday, though it remains to be seen whether he'll take it easy on the bases in order to protect the hammy.

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Billy Hamilton was used as a pinch-hitter Thursday and flied out.

Hamilton didn't start because of a mild hamstring injury. He's still day-to-day.

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Billy Hamilton (hamstring) is not in the Reds' starting lineup on Thursday versus the Cubs.

Hamilton tweaked a lingering left hamstring injury in his final at-bat Wednesday night. The speedy center fielder expects to be good to go in a couple of days. Chris Heisey is playing center and leading off Thursday.

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Billy Hamilton said he's been dealing with hamstring tightness since spring and that he'll be fine in a couple of days.

Hamilton left Wednesday's game with a tight left hamstring, but the injury doesn't appear to be anything too serious. The Reds may give him the rest of the week off to ensure he's healthy heading into the second half. It's unfortunate timing, though -- Hamilton had been tearing the cover off the ball in recent days.

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Billy Hamilton left Wednesday's game against the Cubs with a tight left hamstring.

Hamilton was seen grabbing his hamstring during his last at-bat, and he was double-switched out by manager Bryan Price in the eighth inning. The Reds should provide more information on the severity of the injury after the game.

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Billy Hamilton hit a walk-off single to cap a 6-5, come-from-behind victory over the Cubs in the second game of the doubleheader with the Cubs on Tuesday.

Hamilton starred in the afternoon game, collecting two hits and stealing two bases, but he topped that with the walk-off winner in the nightcap. It was his second hit and second RBI of the evening, as he smacked his fifth triple in the game as well. The outfielder's average is up to .280 now as he continues to prove his preseason doubters wrong.

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Billy Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two stolen bases in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

One day after driving in a career-high four runs, Hamilton continues to find ways to fill up the box score. The 23-year-old speedster now has a .277/.308/.410 batting line to go along with 27 extra-base hits (five home runs), 37 stolen bases, and 43 runs scored over 84 games. Those who were patient after his slow start are being rewarded in a big way.