Hamilton positive, says he's 'very close'

Reigning AL MVP yet to homer in spring, but neither he nor Rangers are concerned

Updated: March 11, 2011, 12:46 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Josh Hamilton's spring training numbers aren't very impressive at this point. He knows it, and so does Texas Rangers hitting coach Thad Bosley. Neither is worried about it.

Hamilton was 1-for-3 on Thursday, raising his average to .240 this spring. He has yet to hit a home run in a Cactus League game (athough he's still mashing his fair share in batting practice on the back fields) and has just two extra-base hits. He got his first RBI of the spring Thursday on a ground ...

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