Josh Hamilton is getting closer to the Texas Rangers' home ballpark.
The Rangers said Thursday that Hamilton will report to Double-A Frisco after the end of Triple-A Round Rock's homestand. The Express had a scheduled doubleheader Thursday night, and a game Friday.
Frisco is a Dallas suburb that is only about 40 miles from the Rangers' ballpark.
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Hamilton is expected to play Saturday and Sunday for the RoughRiders, then have Monday off before scheduled games Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Rangers will then determine whether Hamilton needs more games in the minors or is ready to get back to the major leagues.
Texas re-acquired Hamilton in a trade from the Los Angeles Angels on April 27. He reported to extended spring training in Arizona the next day.