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Hamilton Set for Rehab Assignment

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    Josh Hamilton talks with the media about returning to the Texas Rangers, April 27, 2015.

    Josh Hamilton is probably anxiously awaiting his return to the Texas Rangers, which will likely come on the road. But there is a small chance he could make his Rangers debut (Part II) at home late next week, and it'll be interesting to see the fan reaction to him after such a nasty divorce from the fan base when he left to play for the hated Angels after the 2012 season.

    The next step in Hamilton's return is a minor-league rehab assignment, and that is reportedly going to come next week when Hamilton joins Triple-A Round Rock. Typically for a position player, a rehab assignment would last only a few games, and if that's the case with Hamilton he could make his debut at home next week against Cleveland.

    But in a case like Hamilton's — he hasn't played in a game since the 2014 postseason, when he was awful for the Angels — it might be a deal that could last 10 days or so. If that happens, Hamilton would make his debut with the Rangers in Boston or New York.

    Either way, Hamilton's return will be a welcomed sight for the Rangers' lineup, which is actually beginning to turn things around in recent days, especially if he can give them the 20-25 homer power he gave the Angels in his two seasons there.