Hamilton scratched from Angels’ lineup
Right fielder Josh Hamilton was scratched from the Los Angeles
Angels’ lineup for Saturday’s game against the Chicago White
According to a club spokesman, Hamilton got a day off to
recharge. He was originally was scheduled to bat fifth, but was
replaced in right field by Mark Trumbo – who had been slotted as
the designated hitter. Instead, Albert Pujols was shifted from
first base to DH and Brendan Harris was inserted as the first
Hamilton batted for Harris in the seventh inning and singled. He
then scored on a two-run double by J.B. Shuck and finished the game
in right field.
Hamilton is batting .214 with five home runs and 12 RBIs in 167
at-bats during his first season with the Angels, who signed the
five-time All-Star to a five-year, $125 million contract in
December. The 2010 AL MVP is 6 for 31 in his last eight games with
one RBI – a home run on Tuesday – and seven strikeouts.