Rain interrupted the Josh Hamilton Tour on Wednesday, forcing postponement of his fourth rehab game with Triple A Round Rock, but it didn’t keep him from working.
Hamilton said that he took nearly 200 swings in the batting cages as he tries to find a swing that will allow him to flourish in the major leagues rather than be in the “survival mode” he was in while with the Los Angeles Angels.
He said that he was able to repeat the swing mechanics he found Tuesday and used in the game to collect a two-run single in his second at-bat.
“Dude, it feels really good,” he said. “I was looking forward to getting to get a game today.”
Hamilton said that the rain will likely keep him from playing this weekend in Arlington. The Rangers’ tentative plan is for him to debut May 19 at Boston, but weather could mess with that, too. Rain is expected in Round Rock on Thursday and Friday before the team heads to Colorado Springs.
He knows a delay is possible.
“A smart man would say yes,” Hamilton said.