Josh Hamilton won’t be in the lineup for the Los Angeles Angels as they open up a series against the Minnesota Twins at home on Monday night.
According to Alden Gonzalez from MLB.com, Hamilton is out with a stiff right ankle that the right fielder originally suffered after Sunday’s game against the Oakland Athletics.
“Hopefully, it’ll be day to day,” [Mike Scioscia] said in the report. “Right now, he’s just not able to go tonight.”
Scioscia added that Hamilton could potentially come off the bench. The six-year veteran was not available for comments before the game.
After a disastrous start with the Angels, Hamilton has been able to refocus and become more effective but is still well below his career batting average with .223 so far this season with 14 home runs and 41 RBIs.
Hamilton is no where close to being on pace with his totals from last season with the Texas Rangers. Currently, on top of his homers and RBIs, he has 78 hits. Last season’s totals were 160 hits, 43 home runs, and 128 RBIs. Remember, we are actually well past the halfway point of the season with 66 games to go in the regular season for the Angels.