Hamilton dealing with migraines …
Josh Hamilton is still battling a sore left shoulder, but his biggest concern lately – and the reason he didn’t start Saturday’s 6-5 win over the Brewers – is headaches.
Hamilton left the team in the second inning on Friday with what he said was a “tremendous migraine.” He saw a doctor, took medication for nausea, got some rest at the team hotel and missed a second straight game because he still felt “drained” the next day.
The shoulder, which prompted him to serve as the designated hitter in all three games against the Rays, “feels a lot better than it did yesterday,” Hamilton said late Saturday night, after getting a pinch-hit, ninth-inning double and scoring on Hank Conger’s two-run homer.
Asked if he could play on Sunday, Hamilton said: “I have to see how my head feels.”
Hamilton said he gets about three of these migraines a year and it’s unrelated to the sinus congestion he dealt with in mid-May.
“That’s been fine ever since,” he said.
Asked postgame Friday why Hamilton didn’t pinch-hit, Mike Scioscia simply said his shoulder was “sorer” than usual and did not reveal that the outfielder left the team.