Found June 22, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Los Angeles Angels have elected to give outfielder Josh Hamilton the weekend off due to a sore wrist, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. Hamilton will sit for the team’s weekend series against the Pittsburgh Pirates and won’t rejoin the lineup until at least Tuesday. Hamilton’s right wrist injury flared up during an intense pregame hitting drill roughly 10 days. To help alleviate the discomfort, Hamilton took a cortisone shot prior to last night’s loss to the Pirates. He’s expected to rejoin the lineup on Tuesday when Los Angeles begins its series against the Detroit Tigers. The injury stems all the way back to 2007, when Hamilton missed a month of action due to a sprained right wrist. He won’t participate in any pregame activities through the weekend, as he’ll give his wrist some time off. Hamilton’s struggles have continued as the season has progressed, as he’s hitting only .171 in the month of June and has a total batting line of .207/.262/.378 on the season. Still, he said that he can’t attribute his struggles entirely to the wrist injury. Asked how much the wrist issue might have affected his hitting, Hamilton said: "Not as much initially getting to hit, as far as the hitting part. It's the deceleration or swing and miss. Yeah, I wish I could blame it on that." In Hamilton’s absence, the Angels used Brad Hawpe in right field. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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