Hamilton expected to play Sunday in Oklahoma
Josh Hamilton’s expected return to the Rangers’ lineup has been pushed back another day.
The Oklahoma RedHawks’ home game on Saturday night was rained out. Hamilton was expected to lead off and play at designated hitter. The RedHawks are expected to play two seven-inning games starting at 4:05 PM on Saturday to make up for the rainout.
It was likely he wasn’t in the field because of rain. Hamilton didn’t play in the field on Friday after that game was delayed by rain for nearly an hour.
He is hitting 2-for-20 (.100) in his four-game rehabilitation so far, and manager Ron Washington stressed the team wouldn’t bring Hamilton back until he was ready to hit Major League pitching.
“We just want him right when he comes back,” Washington said. “As long as he feels good, that’s all that matters. It’s hard to predict. We just gotta wait and see how he’s doing. If that means a couple of extra days, it’s another couple of days.”
Hamilton has been out since June 2. He had successful surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle on June 9.
Hamilton was hitting .240 with six home runs and 24 RBIs with the Rangers this season.