Josh Hamilton is out of the lineup again

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Josh Hamilton said, when he first hurt his back over the weekend, that he hoped he wouldn’t miss any time.  Well, he’s missing time: he’s out of the Rangers’ lineup for the third straight day as he sits for today’s daytime tilt with the Blue Jays.

This could be a blessing in disguise, of course. The Rangers are off tomorrow, so missing today gives him two more full days of rest. Plus, the Jays play on artificial turf and that is way harder on a fragile body than the grass will be in Cleveland come Friday.