|2015 Regular Season|
The former AL MVP has missed 21 of the Angels' last 22 games because of shoulder and other upper-body injuries.
He had missed 11 games because of an injured right shoulder.
It's a good sign for Hamilton, who had been 5 for 41 (.122) with 18 strikeouts over his previous 11 games.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that Hamilton needs another day to relax and he would be coming to the park early Tuesday to work on things. Hamilton is hitting .266 with eight homers and 35 RBIs. He has just two homers and three RBIs this month. Hamilton asked to have Sunday's series finale against Texas off. Scioscia said he expects him to be in the lineup Tuesday.
Hamilton has five extra-base hits and six RBIs in his last seven games.
It's uncertain when he will return.
Hamilton, batting .293, was 2 for 14 (.143) with one RBI in his previous five games.
Hamilton was batting .326 in the Angels' last 11 games, boosting his season average to .293. The former AL MVP has just five homers and 29 RBIs.
Hamilton went 7 for 17 in the four-game sweep and that could portend good tidings in the future.
Hamilton, now batting .293, was 1 for 17 in his previous five games.