Josh Hamilton back from shoulder injury

Updated: March 9, 2010, 4:45 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Josh Hamilton played in his first spring game Monday after being limited by a bruised left shoulder.

Hamilton was 2 for 3 with a run scored in the Texas Rangers' 13-9 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.

The outfielder was injured when he fell down going for a popup during drills Feb. 24. He caught two fly balls in left field against the Angels.

"Body-wise, I felt good. At bat, I felt great," Hamilton said. "I felt like I really hadn't missed any time. I felt calm at the plate, I felt like I was under control, felt like I saw the ball good out of the pitcher's hand."

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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