In the last at-bat of his first game at triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday, Hamilton was jammed by a fastball and experienced discomfort in his surgically repaired left thumb. He has not played since, and Angels Manager
The Angels play in Seattle starting Monday. Salt Lake plays in nearby Tacoma starting Tuesday, and Scioscia said the Angels could check Hamilton in Seattle. That would indicate Hamilton probably would not play for Salt Lake on Monday.
Hamilton has not played since April 9, when he tore a ligament in the thumb on a headfirst slide.