Josh Hamilton had “sharp stabbing pains” in his chest

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Josh Hamilton rejoined the Angels’ lineup Tuesday after sitting out 10 games with a right shoulder injury, but he missed last night’s game and is out of the lineup again tonight with more shoulder problems.

Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that Hamilton’s current soreness is in a “different spot” than his initial soreness, and “flared up” before Wednesday’s game.

It’s possible that Hamilton wouldn’t have played tonight anyway because the Angels basically benched all of their regulars–and scratched Jered Weaver from his scheduled start–after clinching the division title last night.

UPDATE: Hamilton told DiGiovanna that he had “sharp stabbing pains” in his chest and had “trouble taking deep breaths” last night. Suddenly his status for the playoffs could be in question.