Josh Hamilton to make Cactus League debut Monday

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MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports that Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Monday afternoon and told reporters that a season-opening disabled list stint is “not even on the table.”

Hamilton suffered a calf strain in late February and has been easing his way back into baseball activities. He said he felt “totally different” — in a good way — after taking a round of live batting practice on Saturday in camp.

Hamilton is trying to bounce back from his disappointing 2013 season. He signed a five-year, $125 million contract with the Angels last winter and then went on to post a career-low .739 OPS.

Red Sox place Rafael Devers back on the disabled list with a bum hamstring

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The Red Sox just got third baseman Rafael Devers back from the disabled list last week. Now he’s going back on, retroactive to yesterday, with a left hamstring strain.

It’s the same injury that put him on the shelf before, and he apparently aggravated it. In fact, it’s his third trip to the disabled list over the last five weeks. How much time he’ll miss this time around isn’t known. In the meantime, Eduardo Nunez should see the bulk of the starts at the hot corner.

Devers is hitting .242/.298/.422 with 16 homers and 55 RBI on the year.