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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Angels Injury Update: C.J. Wilson, Josh Hamilton

By on 7/27/2014 04:45:00 PM

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher C.J. Wilson will make a rehab start with Double-A Arkansas on Monday, reports Matthew DeFranks of Outfielder Josh Hamilton is also back in the lineup and starting in left field on Sunday after missing Saturday’s game with a sore left knee:

Wilson was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 11 after spraining his right ankle fielding a ball off the mound. He threw bullpen sessions on Wednesday and Friday and will now head out on a rehab assignment.

Manager Mike Scioscia did not say if Wilson will rejoin Los Angeles after his start on Monday.  

Wilson owns a 4.33 ERA (4.29 FIP) this season and struggled mightily in his final few starts before injuring his ankle. He will likely replace Hector Santiago in the Angels’ rotation.

Hamilton exited Los Angeles’ game Friday in the fourth inning with a sore left knee. He missed nearly two months earlier in the season with a thumb injury.

The 33-year-old is hitting .291/.366/.427 this season. Efren Navarro started in left field for Hamilton on Saturday and J.B. Shuck was recalled Saturday for outfield depth.   

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