Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 10 Days

Hamilton is back in the lineup Tuesday in Boston, Eric Kay of the Angels' official site reports.

Hamilton sat out both Sunday and Monday more for mental than physical purposes, but in his return, he'll handle left field and bat cleanup. However, keep in mind that he's struck out 18 times in his last 38 at-bats, so tread with caution until his slump is behind him.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 11 Days

Hamilton has an early hitting session scheduled with hitting coaches Don Baylor and Dave Hanson on Tuesday, Alden Gonzalez of reports. "I'm all right," Hamilton said, "but I don't make the lineup...I'm gonna do some early work tomorrow, see how it goes. If I hit enough out, I'll play."

After his request for a day off Sunday was granted, Hamilton was afforded another Monday as a means of helping him emerge from a sustained slump. In his past 10 contests, he's supplied a mere five hits, no RBI, two runs, and two walks versus 18 strikeouts in 38 at-bats. Moreover, he's posted the lowest ISO (.147) of his eight-year career. In his place, Collin Cowgill and Brennan Boesch have both been handed starts in left field.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 11 Days

Hamilton is out of the lineup again Monday vs. the Red Sox.

Hamilton asked out of Sunday's lineup in what was believed to be a one-day mental vacation, but manager Mike Scioscia has decided to double down and give the outfielder another day off. He shouldn't be considered in danger of losing his hold on an everyday role, but he's been a massive disappointment for the second straight season in Anaheim, batting .266 with eight homers over 72 games this season.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 12 Days

Hamilton is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers.

Hamilton will take a four-game hitting streak with him to the bench Sunday, though he has collected just four hits over that span, and has struck out seven times over the past two games. Collin Cowgill will start in left field and bat eighth for the Angels.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 19 Days

Hamilton is out of the lineup Sunday vs. the Red Sox.

Manager Mike Scioscia will grant Hamilton a needed rest after he logged 19 innings in center field in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Red Sox. Collin Cowgill enters the lineup in his stead.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 24 Days

Hamilton went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over the Dodgers on Monday.

Hamilton's shot in the sixth inning was his third home run in the past seven games. The lefty slugger has started August off on the right foot, having tallied a 1.189 OPS in 11 at-bats this month.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 25 Days

Hamilton went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI in a win over the Rays on Sunday.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 1 Month

Josh Hamilton finished 3-for-6 with a double, a solo home run, and 3 RBI, but it wasn't enough as the Angels were bested in 12 innings by the Orioles on Tuesday.

Hamilton put the Angels on the board early with a first inning ground out, hit a solo homer in the fifth, and knocked in his third run with a single in the seventh. It was his first home run since July 2, but Hamilton has otherwise had a productive season when he has been healthy. He owns a .293/.365/.442 slash line with six home runs and 32 RBI.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 1 Month

Josh Hamilton is back in the Angels' lineup Sunday.

Hamilton has been dealing with nagging left knee soreness since before the All-Star break. He received a cortisone shot after exiting Friday's game and sat out Saturday, but the outfielder is feeling much better. Hamilton sports a .291/.366/.427 batting line with five homers and 29 RBI over 54 contests this season.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF.. LAA 1 Month

Josh Hamilton (knee) is expected to return to the lineup Sunday.

Hamilton sat out Saturday after being removed from Friday's contest with a sore left knee. It's an ailment he's dealt with since before the All-Star break, forcing him to DH a handful of times over the last couple weeks. However, he's feeling much better. "He feels good," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday. "In fact, he wanted to try to play today."