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Angels teammates say Josh Hamilton is physically ready to play
Angels teammates say Josh Hamilton is physically ready to play

Several players came away from meetings with Josh Hamilton convinced that the outfielder has recovered from both a substance-abuse relapse and right-shoulder surgery and is ready, willing and eager to return to the Angels, whether the team wants him or not. "From what I hear and what I see, he's kind of ready to go," said third baseman David Freese, who joined outfielders Kole Calhoun and Collin Cowgill for lunch with Hamilton on Thursday in the Houston area, where Hamilton has been since early February. "He's running, he's hitting, he's ready to go physically. He's doing the things he needs to do to play baseball and taking the necessary steps off...

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