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Angels OF Hamilton reinstated from DL

AP - Sports

HOUSTON (AP) -- Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is off the disabled list and back in the lineup.

Hamilton was activated before Tuesday night's game at Houston. He was playing left field and batting cleanup.

The former AL MVP has been out since tearing a ligament in his left thumb sliding headfirst into first base on April 8. He played three rehabilitation games for Triple-A Salt Lake.

Hamilton hit .444 with two homers and six RBIs in eight games for the Angels this season before getting hurt.

The Angels optioned right-hander Jarrett Grube to Salt Lake on Sunday to make room on the roster for Hamilton. They also selected the contract of right-hander Cam Bedrosian from Double-A Arkansas and optioned right-hander Michael Kohn to Salt Lake.

Bedrosian, a 22-year-old reliever, has a 1.47 ERA in 17 games this season for Arkansas.

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