Young reports "big improvement" in hamstring
Michael Young said Tuesday he was feeling “big improvement” in his strained left hamstring.
“I think the day of rest really did me some good,” Young said.
Young, going into Tuesday’s doubleheader, has been sidelined for the past four games because of the hamstring problem but remains encouraged by the work that he and conditioning coach Jose Vazquez has been doing.
He had three days of intensive rehab in Baltimore over the weekend, backed off on Monday and got back after it on Tuesday with some jogging, work in the weight room and more treatment on the muscle in the trainer’s room.
“Jose and I had a really good day in the weight room,” Young said.
The Rangers are also getting good news from Josh Hamilton. Word is the anti-inflammatory injection that he received in his lower back is starting to take effect and the Rangers remain hopeful that he will be back in the lineup on Friday. He is sidelined with a pinched nerve in his lower back.
Update: The Rangers activated Andruw Jones off the disabled list before Tuesday’s game against the Indians.