Jul 12, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Los Angeles Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton (32) hits the ball during the game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Seattle defeated Los Angeles 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Hamilton expected back Thursday for Los Angeles Angels

Josh Hamilton missed the series against the Minnesota Twins, but he’s expected to return on Thursday as the Los Angeles Angels prepare for a big four-game series against the Oakland Athletics.

William Boor, an associate reporter that covers the Angels for MLB.com, reports that according to team’s skipper, Hamilton will be ready Thursday night.

Los Angeles suffered without Hamilton in the lineup, losing the first two against the Twins and squeaking by with a 1-0 victory on Wednesday. The Angels just got done with a series against the Athletics when Hamilton suffered an ankle injury against them on Sunday.

Right now, the Angels are virtually tied with the Seattle Mariners in the American League West, both teams 11 games back of the division-leading Athletics.

Having Hamilton back in the lineup could spark the Angels in what is a very important series for them. With the final two months of the season around the corner, the Angels must rebound by taking any chances they have left with the Athletics and Texas Rangers.

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