Athletics outfielder Watson hospitalized

Athletics outfielder Matt Watson was taken to a hospital before Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers after complaining of pain in his side and back.

Watson, who hit an RBI double in the A’s 6-2 victory over the Rangers on Saturday, felt discomfort as he arrived in the clubhouse.

He is 6 for 30) in 12 games for the A’s, who signed him to a minor league contract on May 28 out of the independent Atlantic League.