ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - AL MVP Josh Hamilton remains
hospitalized while showing signs of getting better in a bout with
In a statement Wednesday, the Texas Rangers said Hamilton "is
showing significant improvement" but remained at the hospital for
treatment "in order to accelerate his full recovery."
The team said Hamilton is expected to be released by the weekend
and should be able to resume his conditioning and baseball
activities within a few days after his release.
Hamilton was diagnosed Monday with an early case of pneumonia.
The Rangers disclosed his condition Tuesday.
Hamilton hit a majors-leading .359 with 32 homers and 100 RBIs
last season for the AL champion Rangers.
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