The Angels' left fielder batted .333/.378/.606 in 11 Cactus League games. And through the first two games of the 2014 season, Hamilton is 3-for-6 with a double and two walks. Last year, he recorded one hit in his first 21 at-bats.
"I think he's ready," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said prior to Tuesday's game. "Josh did a lot more work than just the at-bats you saw in games. He got  at-bats in spring, plus what he did really for 10 straight days, down hitting live pitching in Field 2 off the Minor League pitchers. I think the combination of the two created a real comfort level for him. There's no doubt he's comfortable in the box and he's ready to go."
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