AL MVP in hospital with pneumonia

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, Last Updated: 4:04 PM ET

ARLINGTON, Tex. -- Texas Rangers outfielder and reigning American League MVP Josh Hamilton is in the hospital with pneumonia.

The team announced on Tuesday that he is being treated at a local hospital and expects him to be released in the next 24 hours.

He will be able to continue with his conditioning and normal baseball activities within the next several days.

His MVP season saw him bat .359 with 32 home runs and 100 RBI over 133 games.

The 29-year-old added five home runs and nine RBI in 16 games during the postseason to help the Rangers reach the World Series for the first time in club history.


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