Hamilton struck out once and hit three grounders to first base in Arizona, a week after the Los Angeles Angels completed a trade that sent to slugger back to Texas. He played three innings in left field.
Hamilton had not played in a game since last fall, when he was hitless in 13 at-bats as the Angels were swept by Kansas City in the American League Division Series. He had offseason shoulder surgery, and he had a self-reported relapse with alcohol and cocaine.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says Hamilton seems 100 percent healthy. Hamilton will stay in Arizona several more days before going to Triple-A Round Rock in Texas.