Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton said that he is looking at his day off as a chance to rest physically, even though earlier this week he said he feels out of sorts mentally.
Hamilton is out of the lineup Saturday against Chicago after opening this homestand 1-for-14. His batting average in July is .145. But he sees improvement coming.
"It's going to be good, folks," he said. "Fans out there, it's going to be good."
Hamilton said that he's in a good mood lately, and that he has come to realize that he has strayed from the priorities that keep his life in order, his faith being No. 1. Usually an open book, Hamilton stopped short of revealing what it is that is bothering him most.
"There's so much more involved. I don't know," he said. "I'm cool, man. I'm really good. The frustrating part is this [dealing with the media] and not being able to share everything with you guys. When the time is right, I'll be honest with you, you'll be right in the loop."
He said everything is good spiritually.
"I've been shown a lot of things over the past week," he said. "There's disobedience and there's obedience to God. I've been being disobedient. It may be a small thing to you, but it's a big thing to him. There's consequences. It's like a father and a kid. There are disciplines. You guys can chew on that and think about it."
-- Jeff Wilson