Josh Hamilton set to bat in first training game Monday

Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton is set to bat in his first extended spring training game Monday after taking live batting practice for the first time this season Saturday.

Hamilton, whom the Rangers reacquired from the Los Angeles Angels last week, faced left-hander Matt Harrison and right-hander Kohsuke Tomita and shagged balls in the outfield Saturday.

"He looked good," Harrison told reporters. "He's working his tail off in every aspect out here."

Less than halfway through a five-year, $125 million contract, Hamilton was traded to the Rangers by the Angels on Monday after two troubled seasons filled with poor performance, injuries and substance-abuse relapse.

Hamilton, who is on the 15-day disabled list while recovering from right-shoulder surgery Feb. 4, is working out in Arizona before beginning an injury rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Round Rock.

He is on track to be activated during the second half of May.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.