Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton has sore knee

FILE - In this Friday, July 31, 2015 file photo, Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton during an at bat against the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton said Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 he is dealing with soreness in his left knee after a second surgery. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton said Thursday he is dealing with soreness in his left knee after a second surgery.

Already in spring training with the Rangers, a week before the first full squad workout for the AL West champions, Hamilton is running bases, stretching and shagging balls in the outfield.

The 2010 AL MVP was among several position players already in camp on the reporting date for pitchers and catchers, who have their first workout Friday. The full squad reporting date is next Wednesday.

Hamilton never went to spring training last year with the Los Angeles Angels when he was coming off shoulder surgery. He was traded to Texas at the end of last April and made his season debut May 25.