Rangers: Hamilton improving, still at hospital

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Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is still in the hospital with a case of pneumonia, but has shown "significant" improvement and is expected to be released by the weekend.

The team released the update Wednesday, and added that the reigning American League MVP is still receiving treatment to accelerate a full recovery.

Hamilton is expected to resume conditioning and normal baseball activities within several days of his release.

Hamilton batted .359 with 32 home runs, 100 RBI, and a 1.044 OPS in 133 games during 2010.

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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