Hamilton Scratched Again Over Bruised Shoulder

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    NEW YORK - JULY 15: American League All-Star Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers looks on during batting practice prior to the 79th MLB All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium on July 15, 2008 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was scratched from a Texas Rangers intrasquad game for the second consecutive day Tuesday because of a bruised left shoulder.

    Hamilton sustained a left shoulder contusion Thursday when he dived for a ball during a pop-up drill. He returned to full activity on Saturday but was scratched from the intrasquad games with lingering soreness in the joint.

    The Rangers have one more workout scheduled for Wednesday before exhibition games begin Thursday with the annual charity game against the Kansas City Royals.