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Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is certain he'll return for playoffs
Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is certain he'll return for playoffs

Josh Hamilton, who has missed 18 of the last 19 games because of right shoulder, chest and rib-cage injuries, probably will sit out the Angels’ final three regular-season games in Seattle this weekend, but he said he has “no doubt” he will return for the playoffs next week. That means by the time the Angels open the American League division series on Thursday, Oct. 2, in Anaheim, the left fielder will have had three at-bats in four weeks, all of them coming in a Sept. 16 game against Seattle when he singled once. But Hamilton didn’t sound the least bit concerned about his inactivity as he spoke about his situation after the Angels’ 5-4 victory over the...

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