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Josh Hamilton hopes to return in “two to three weeks”

May 6, 2011, 8:20 PM EDT

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Buster Olney of ESPN.com hinted in his column this morning that Josh Hamilton could be back before the end of the month, but now we have it directly from the horse’s mouth.

Hamilton told Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com earlier today that he hopes to be back with the Rangers in “two to three weeks.”

“I haven’t had any pain,” Hamilton said. “Each day I come back, I want to be sore from doing exercises and things like that with no pain and that’s what it’s been so far. All my strength’s back.”

Hamilton, who suffered a fractured right humerus on April 12, has swung a fungo bat each of the last three days and took 125 swings off a tee this afternoon. He actually wanted to use a real bat for the second half of his drills, but the Rangers put the kibosh on that. It will likely be a couple days before he takes that step.

The Rangers originally estimated that Hamilton would be sidelined for approximately 6-8 weeks with the injury, so it looks like he could meet that low end of that timeline.

  1. stevincinci - May 7, 2011 at 12:00 AM

    Of course he has no pain. It’s called PERCOSET!

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