Hamilton Ready to Rejoin Rangers

Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton gestures during his at-bat in the first round of the Major League Baseball All-Star Home Run Derby at Yankee Stadium in New York on Monday, July 14, 2008. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) - Josh Hamilton is ready to rejoin the Texas Rangers.

The All-Star center fielder said his left rib cage muscles "felt good" after his final game Monday on a rehabilitation assignment. He will return to Arlington for evaluation Tuesday, when he's eligible to return from the disabled list for the opener of a three-game series against Seattle.

Hamilton played all nine innings in center and was 1 for 3 with a double and two walks in Triple-A Oklahoma's 6-5 loss to Round Rock. He went 2 for 5 with three walks in two games with the RedHawks.

Last year's AL RBI leader is hitting .242 with two runs and 10 RBIs in 18 games with the Rangers. He hurt his ribs crashing into an outfield wall April 21 in Toronto.