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#32 LF

Josh Hamilton

Bats:
Left
Throws:
Left
Height:
6' 4"
Weight:
240 lbs
Age:
33
Born:
May 21, 1981
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Drafted:
1999 - round 1, 1st overall by TB
AVG HR RBI OBP OPS
2015 Regular Season
.263 10 44 .331 .745

Hamilton says he's feeling better and is ready for the playoffs this week. Hamilton worked out Tuesday, and said he's set for Thursday when the Angels host the wild-card winner in the opener of the AL Division Series.

The former AL MVP has missed 21 of the Angels' last 22 games because of shoulder and other upper-body injuries.

Hamilton returned to the lineup against Seattle, batting sixth for the runaway AL West leaders.

He had missed 11 games because of an injured right shoulder.

Hamilton went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs in Wednesday's 8-3 win at Boston.

It's a good sign for Hamilton, who had been 5 for 41 (.122) with 18 strikeouts over his previous 11 games.

Hamilton is out of the lineup again for Monday night's game against the Red Sox, a day after asking for a day off.

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 hit his eighth homer of the season and third in seven games Monday in a 5-0 win over the Dodgers.

Hamilton has five extra-base hits and six RBIs in his last seven games.

Hamilton left Friday night's game against Tampa Bay with a bruised left middle finger.

It's uncertain when he will return.

Hamilton finished a triple shy of the cycle and matched a season high with three RBIs in a 7-6 loss to Baltimore in 12 innings Tuesday night.

Hamilton, batting .293, was 2 for 14 (.143) with one RBI in his previous five games.

Hamilton remains out with left knee soreness.

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 was 2 for 4 on Sunday.

Hamilton went 7 for 17 in the four-game sweep and that could portend good tidings in the future.

Hamilton had three hits and drove in a pair of runs in a 15-6 win over Texas on Thursday.

Hamilton, now batting .293, was 1 for 17 in his previous five games.

Data provided by STATS LLC.

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