Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 2 Days

Josh Hamilton (thumb) won't be allowed to perform any baseball activities until May 2.

Hamilton has a soft cast on his surgically-repaired left thumb now but will replace it with a removable splint on Friday. The outfielder won't be back for the Angels until late May, at the earliest.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 5 Days

Josh Hamilton underwent successful surgery Friday to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

He'll be on the shelf until at least June as he rehabs the injury. J.B. Shuck and Colin Cowgill are expected to be the primary beneficiaries of the injury, and will see increased playing time in the Angels outfield.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 7 Days

Angels placed OF Josh Hamilton on the 15-day disabled list with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

Hamilton will have surgery in the coming days to repair the complete tear of the ligament. The injury will likely keep Hamilton out until June. Outfielder J.B. Shuck was recalled in a corresponding move.

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Josh Hamilton will miss 6-to-8 weeks with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

Hamilton will have surgery to repair the ligament after an MRI showed the tear on Wednesday. He injured the thumb sliding into first base during Tuesday's game. Outfielder J.B. Shuck was recalled to take Hamilton's roster spot.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 7 Days

X-rays on Josh Hamilton's left thumb came back clean, but he'll undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

Hamilton had to be removed from Tuesday's game against the Mariners after he injured the thumb on a head-first slide into first base. The outfielder initially stayed in the game but noticed soreness while on defense and had to be pinch-hit for in a big situation in the ninth. "We'll keep our fingers crossed," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said, "but it's swollen."

Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 18 Days

Josh Hamilton hit a three-run homer off Zach Lee Friday night versus the Dodgers.

Hamilton has a .367 average and two homers since returning from a strained calf 11 days ago. The Angels gave him a start in center field tonight with Mike Trout suffering from a stomach virus.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 23 Days

Josh Hamilton went 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI, and a run scored against the Giants on Monday.

Hamilton hasn't had much trouble getting back into the swing of things after making his Cactus League debut on March 17. He is now 9-for-23 with five RBI on the spring, which should be encouraging for the Angels who expect him to be ready for Opening Day.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 25 Days

Josh Hamilton hit his first Cactus League home run against the Brewers on Saturday.

Hamilton finished the day 2-for-5 while serving as the team's designated hitter. In 17 at-bats since joining the lineup, Hamilton is hitting .294. A calf strain delayed his debut, but the 32-year-old should still have enough time to be ready for Opening Day.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 27 Days

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday that Josh Hamilton might not bat cleanup against left-handers in 2014.

Hamilton is hitting fifth in Thursday's Cactus League lineup, and he might be found there frequently this year against southpaws. "We'll work around the middle of our order until it gets settled," Scioscia told reporters Thursday afternoon. Hamilton batted .201 with a .596 OPS against left-handers in 2013.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 30 Days

Josh Hamilton made his Cactus League debut on Monday, going 1-for-3 as the DH against the Giants.

Hamilton had been dealing with a calf strain, but was able to play seven innings in Monday's action. He singled and scored a run in the effort. Hamilton will play in the field later in the week, his next test as he attempts to be completely ready by Opening Day.