Josh Hamilton took 20 swings with his own bat off a tee today and also took 20 front-toss swings in the batting cage. He said he swung at about 60 percent effort. Hamilton also shagged balls during batting practice, but did not attempt to throw. He could face live pitching Thursday. Hamilton remains hopeful he'll be in the starting lineup sometime this weekend for the series against the Los Angeles Angels.
"I just want the progression to continue this way," he said. "One day this weekend for sure if it keeps getting better or even staying the same."
- Anthony Andro