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Josh Hamilton leaves game with strained right shoulder

Apr 12, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

Rangers Hamilton slides on the grass after diving and catching a ball hit by Giants' Schierholtz during Game 4 of Major League Baseball's World Series in Arlington

Josh Hamilton, who started today’s game as the Rangers’ designated hitter and smacked an RBI triple in his first at-bat, exited after injuring his shoulder sliding into home plate in the first inning.

There’s no word yet on the severity of the injury, but according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com the Rangers are calling it a strained right shoulder for now.

Hamilton missed time with shoulder problems last spring, but that injury was to his left shoulder. He was limited to just 133 games during the regular season because of knee and ribcage injuries.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Apr 12, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Aaron, I follow the Tigers and can’t figure out this question: Why so many afternoon games in Comerica?

    • takemytalentstosoutheuclid - Apr 12, 2011 at 1:56 PM

      Perhaps because nobody wants to venture into downtown Detroit at night?

      • yankeesfanlen - Apr 12, 2011 at 1:59 PM

        Nah, it’s not that bad, actually better parking closer than Wrigley

      • phukyouk - Apr 12, 2011 at 2:34 PM

        it worked out well for Eminem

    • sdelmonte - Apr 12, 2011 at 1:58 PM

      You want to be out after dark in Detroit?

      Alternately, hockey playoffs are about to start, and no one will be watching night games while the Red Wings are playing?

  2. cambodianbreastmilk - Apr 12, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    His triple helped me, but his injury effs me. For the sake of my fantasy team, please be minor..Lol

    • phukyouk - Apr 12, 2011 at 2:55 PM

      for the sake of this weekends series let it be a major one.

  3. scapistron - Apr 12, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Why must ball players dive instead of slide?

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