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Hamilton Returns to Angels Lineup

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, who has been out since tearing a ligament in his thumb on April 8, returned from the disabled list Tuesday.

Hamilton played left field and batted cleanup, going 1 for 3 at the plate with a home run and a walk in the Angels 7 to 2 loss to the Houston Astros.

The 33-year-old former AL MVP was hitting .444 with two home runs and six RBIs before getting hurt.

To make room for Hamilton the Angles optioned right-hander Jarrett Grube to Triple-A Salt Lake.


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