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Josh Hamilton Aiming To Return For Rangers Final Three Games

According to Jeff Wilson, Josh Hamilton is aiming to return for the Rangers final three games of the season in preparation for the ALDS.

All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton is targeting the final three games of the season as most realistic for his return from two fractured ribs, but he will try to get back a few games sooner. "I think that's reasonable," he said. "It's still a fast ramp-up, but at the same time, I want to get some at-bats. I'll do what I can. If I feel like anything is making me go backward, I'll stop it." Hamilton said he was feeling less pain on his left side Wednesday, a day after receiving three epidural nerve-blocking injections to help reduce the pain. He was told that the effects of the shots could last up to six weeks. He spent 20 minutes riding a stationary bike, stretched and received a massage to help loosen up the lingering tightness in his latissimus dorsi muscle.

Hamilton has been sidelined since September 4th when he injured himself in Minnesota.

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