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Hamilton on DL, could need surgery

Posted on: June 2, 2009 5:23 pm
Edited on: June 2, 2009 5:31 pm
 
NEW YORK -- The Rangers put All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton on the disabled list today with an abdominal strain that could keep him out of action for anywhere from two weeks to two months.

Dr. John Preskitt, who examined Hamilton this afternoon in Dallas, prescribed 1-2 weeks of rest, along with anti-inflammatory drugs. Hamilton would be reevaluated at that point. Assistant general manager Thad Levine said the Rangers plan to get a second opinion.

While the Rangers believe there's a chance Hamilton could be ready to play in two weeks, they also acknowledge the possibility that he would need surgery.

"I think that represents the worst-case scenario," Levine said.

Hamilton was originally hurt colliding with the outfield wall while making a catch on May 17 against the Angels. He returned three days later, but the injury continued to bother him. After playing center field in both games of the Rangers' Friday doubleheader against the A's, Hamilton was the DH on Saturday and appeared only as a pinch hitter on Sunday.

Hamilton is hitting .240 with six home runs and 24 RBIs. The Rangers planned to replace him on the active roster with Brandon Boggs.

The Rangers have the American League's best record, at 30-20, but this is a big week for them, with three games in New York followed by three in Boston. The Rangers have benefitted from a weak schedule the first two months of the season (they're 5-10 against teams that currently have winning records), but the games with the Yankees and Red Sox will be followed by a week of home games against the Blue Jays and Dodgers.

"Everything that's successful in this game comes through New York and Boston -- and we want to be successful," manager Ron Washington said. "We're looking forward to the challenge."

Category: MLB
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Since: Nov 28, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2009 2:26 pm
 

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Primarily Marlon Byrd will play center.  They will also use Andrew Jones and David Murphy.  Brandon Boggs has called up to fill the roster spot but he will play mostly left field.



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Posted on: June 3, 2009 9:11 am
 

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