Josh Hamilton was supposed to possibly be back in the Rangers' dugout, ready to roll, by the latter part of May.
Now, who knows?
Hamilton suffered a setback after making his rehab debut on Saturday, but not until he'd told reporters he felt great after the game. Then, news broke on Sunday afternoon that Hamilton had another cortisone injection in his ailing knee, which is becoming an all-too-often occurrence.
Hamilton played in just 50 games last year for the Rangers after they re-acquired him from the Angels in late April with the Angels basically paying most of his salary, including every penny of it this season.
At this point, it's a total long shot if Hamilton will ever play for the Rangers again. With Nomar Mazara establishing himself as a viable option and Shin-Soo Choo nearing a return from the disabled list, his playing time would be hard to come by anyway.