Josh Hamilton gets two more cortisone shots in shoulder, out for sixth consecutive game

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Angels manager Mike Scioscia acknowledged to reporters on Tuesday evening that there is growing concern about the status of Josh Hamilton’s injured right shoulder, noting that the recovery process “doesn’t look like it’s going in the right direction.”

The hope is that another round of cortisone injections will help the cause. Hamilton is out of the Angels’ lineup for a sixth straight game on Wednesday night against the Rangers and has been given two more cortisone shots in his shoulder, according to beat writer Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.

Hamilton also got a cortisone injection last week, but it didn’t do much good.

The Angels are eight games up on the A’s in the American League West standings, so they can practice patience. But the lack of improvement is obviously concerning with the postseason¬†approaching.

Collin Cowgill is in left field again on Wednesday. He went 2-for-4 with three RBI in Tuesday’s 9-3 win.