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Hamilton has injection for nerve

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton has a pinched nerve in his back.

Hamilton saw a doctor Thursday, a day after pulling himself out of Texas' 6-4 victory over Toronto after four innings. Hamilton said he had been experiencing lower back pain since playing on the turf in Minnesota last weekend.

Assistant general manager Thad Levine says Hamilton was given a "root nerve injection" to reduce inflammation.

Hamilton is scheduled to fly to Baltimore on Friday for the Rangers' weekend series against the Orioles. Trainer Jaime Reed then will examine Hamilton and determine if he can play.

The Rangers say he is day to day.