Despite best efforts, Josh Hamilton’s injuries will not keep him out of the Texas line-up.
The Fort-Worth Star Telegarm is reporting that x-rays on Hamilton’s left hand came back negative. Hamilton suffered a contusion on the outside of his left hand after being hit with a Madison Bumgarner fastball on Monday.
Earlier in the spring, Hamilton injured his shoulder while diving for a ball.
Last year, Hamilton suffered back, glute and nerve injuries.
Texas expects Hamilton back in the lineup on Wednesday. He will miss Tuesday’s game due to additional dental work required after a February root canal.
In an unrelated story, ESPN reports that Hamilton’s fantasy mock-draft value has dropped for four consecutive weeks.