Hamilton, who got hurt Sunday, didn't travel with the team for its spring training game Monday against Cleveland. Hamilton did report to Rangers camp and asked to be the designated hitter against the Indians, but the decision was made for him to not make the trip.
Texas has its first off day of the spring Tuesday, giving Hamilton consecutive days off.
Hamilton, an All-Star last season who hit 32 home runs and led the American League with 130 RBIs, felt tightness after hitting a triple in the first inning Sunday. He said it was no big deal and that he felt fine after coming out of that game.
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The 28-year-old Hamilton is 5-for-9 with two homers, a triple and four RBIs in four games this spring.