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Josh Hamilton on track to begin rehab assignment Wednesday

May 17, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

Josh Hamilton AP

Remember how I mentioned over the weekend that the Rangers’ entire Opening Day outfield was on the disabled list? Well, it sounds like they’re making some progress on the health front.

Nelson Cruz played in his second minor league rehab game with Double-A Frisco earlier today while the Associated Press reports that Josh Hamilton could join him Wednesday.

Hamilton took early batting practice today in Chicago before returning to Texas to be reevaluated by team physician Dr. Keith Meister. If cleared for action, he will play two games with Double-A Frisco before joining Triple-A Round Rock for three games this weekend.

Hamilton has been sidelined since fracturing a bone in his upper right arm on a slide into home plate on April 12. He was batting .333/.409/.462 with an .871 OPS over his first 44 at-bats prior to the injury.

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