The 32-year-old outfielder tore a ligament in the thumb on
Tuesday when he slid head first into first base during a loss to
the Seattle Mariners.
Hamilton is likely to need surgery on the injured digit but that
will not be confirmed until further evaluation on Friday.
In his second season with the Angels after signing a five-year,
$133 million contract, Hamilton endured a disappointing 2013
campaign, batting just .250 with 21 homers and 79 RBIs.
The 2010 American League MVP batted .444 in the opening eight
games of this season, however, with two home runs and six RBIs.
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; editing by Nick Mulvenney)
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