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Josh Hamilton released from hospital

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Friday, news broke that Rangers superstar outfielder Josh Hamilton had been hospitalized with an intestinal virus. Saturday, he was released from the hospital, reports the Associated Press. That report also notes that Hamilton plans to work out at the ballpark Sunday, but is not going to play until Monday against the Padres.

Hamilton, 31, is headed for his fifth straight All-Star Game, assuming he's healthy enough to play. He's hitting .330/.390/.674 with 22 homers, 62 RBI and 42 runs in 60 games so far this season.

Health is always a concern with Hamilton, as he averaged just 114 games played the past three seasons.

Leonys Martin was called up to take Hamilton's place Friday night, and he went 0-for-3 with a walk.

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