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Josh Hamilton has returned to the Angels starting lineup on Sunday.
Hamilton left Friday night's game with soreness in his left knee. In his previous six games he had seven hits in twenty at bats, giving him a .350 AVG for those games, albeit with no home runs. While his batting average isn't killing his owners, his lack of power is definitely disturbing. Even with lowered expectations coming into the season, Hamilton has been a serious disappointment. ANALYST:
The Red Sox are looking for an opportunity to give Brian Johnson his major league debut.
Johnson has a 2.92 ERA and 8.76 K/9 over 49 1/3 innings here in his first go-around with Triple-A Pawtucket. While the Red Sox would like to give him a taste of the majors, they'd obviously prefer to have a stronger rotation and not need to dip into their farm system as much as they have already. Steven Wright and Eduardo Rodriguez are getting a look right now. Should they fail and the struggles at the back end of the rotation continue, then perhaps we'll see Johnson at some point. Analysis: Howard Bender