Bruised ribs sideline Rangers' Hamilton

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, Last Updated: 3:40 PM ET

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Texas Rangers outfielder and AL MVP candidate Josh Hamilton will be sidelined for an undetermined period of time with a bruised left ribcage.

Hamilton made a catch in centerfield near the wall in right-center and caught his elbow between the ribs and the wall. He left the game with severe discomfort.

Hamilton had a similar injury in 2009 and missed 13 games while on the disabled list. Due to September's roster expansion, he will not need to be placed on the DL this year.

A Triple Crown threat this season, Hamilton leads the AL with a .362 batting average while posting 31 homers and 97 RBI for the first-place Rangers.


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