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Strained hamstring will likely end Hamilton's season

Cincinnati rookie center fielder Josh Hamilton will not make the Reds' final road trip of the season, beginning Friday night, due to a strained right hamstring, according to media reports.

With just two weeks left in the reguler season, it's likely this is a season-ending injury.

Hamilton underwent an MRI exam for his sore hamstring on Thursday morning and arrived at Great American Ball Park before Thursday's game on crutches.

The 26-year-old is no stranger to injuries. He's had two trips to the disabled list with the Reds, the first in May with gastroenteritis and the second in July with a right wrist injury.

Hamilton appeared in 90 games this season and hit 19 homers, batting .292 with 47 RBIs in 337 plate appearances.