Josh Hamilton undergoes tests

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was examined late Thursday afternoon in Philadelphia by Dr. William Meyers and had an MRI exam to confirm if he had a sports hernia, the results of which will be known Friday morning, the team announced.

The club said it is possible Hamilton could undergo surgery within the next 48 hours if it is determined he has a sports hernia. Meyers previously performed surgery on Hamilton in 2009.

Hamilton hit .271 with only one homer and 13 RBIs in the playoffs, but didn't miss a game.

The 2010 AL MVP hit .298 with 25 homers and 94 RBIs in 121 regular-season games. He missed six weeks early in the season with a broken bone in his upper right arm.

Jeff Caplan covers the Rangers for ESPNDallas.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.