Josh Hamilton (thumb) will return to his rehab at Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday, and could be activated Tuesday.
While the idea of him returning next week is enticing, it all comes down to whether or not he can hit with consistency or if his thumb is still an issue. We won't know until he's back at the plate in a minor league rehab game, so stay tuned for reports and more information.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Ahmad Brooks (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday.
According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Brooks is going through the league’s post-concussion protocol this week, which could create more opportunities for Tank Carradine to showcase his skills as an outside pass rusher. The main subs for Brooks on Sunday is rookie Eli Harold, who is ready for the increased workload, however Cory Lemonier and Tank Carradine will be ready to go if needed. Analysis: Dom Murtha