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Hamilton sits with back spasms

Hamilton sits with back spasms

LOS ANGELES -- Right fielder Josh Hamilton was scratched from the Angels' starting lineup prior to Tuesday's game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium because of back spasms.

Hamilton started having the issue during batting practice. Although Angels manager Mike Scioscia had hoped Hamilton would be available to use off the bench later in the game, that was not the case.

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"No further word," Scioscia said after the Angels' 3-0 loss. "I don't think his condition has changed much. He wasn't available tonight. We'll evaluate him and see how he feels tomorrow."

Mark Trumbo was moved from left field to right field and J.B. Shuck started in left field.

William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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