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Hamilton was 1-for-3 with a walk, a run, and a pair of stolen bases in a losing effort against Pittsburgh on Friday night.

The run scored was the Reds' only tally on the night, but he continues to be a catalyst for their offense, and a huge contributor in the stolen base category (he now has 53) for his fantasy owners.

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Hamilton went 2-for-4 with an RBI and three stolen bases in the Reds' loss to Atlanta on Friday night.

Each of Hamilton's three steals Friday night came against a different Atlanta pitcher. He pushed his season total to 49 while lifting his line to a paltry .269/.300/.388.

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Hamilton is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

Kristopher Negron will step in atop the order Sunday against lefty Brad Hand, with Chris Heisey manning center. Hamilton's absence seems innocent enough, as manager Bryan Price has been consistent in getting the 23-year-old regular mental and physical breaks throughout the season. He is 10-for-40 with one stolen base in three attempts so far in August.

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Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a RBI triple and run scored in Thursday's 4-0 win over Cleveland.

On a down note, Hamilton was caught stealing for a major league-leading 17th time. He's scuffled at the plate since the All-Star break, batting around the Mendoza Line, although he's hit safely in six out of his last seven games.

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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.

Billy Hamilton CF CIN 1 Month

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.

Billy Hamilton CF CIN 2 Months

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.