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Angels' Josh Hamilton could be out a month longer than expected

Angels' Josh Hamilton could be out a month longer than expected

The Angels did not issue a locker to Josh Hamilton in their Tempe Diablo Stadium clubhouse this spring. The left fielder probably won't need one. General Manager Jerry Dipoto said Friday that Hamilton, who underwent surgery on the AC joint in his right shoulder on Feb. 4, could be sidelined for a month longer than his initial prognosis of six to eight weeks. "It could be six to eight weeks, it could be as much as 12 weeks," Dipoto said. "He had a bone shaved down to create less friction in an arthritic shoulder. Until he gets on site and on the field, it's tough to determine how long it will take." Dipoto stressed that Hamilton, who is rehabilitating the...

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