Josh Hamilton ready to swing off tee

Updated: May 4, 2011, 1:04 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

SEATTLE -- Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is expected to swing a bat off a tee on Wednesday, one week ahead of schedule. Hamilton, who sustained a small fracture in his upper right arm in Detroit on April 12, wasn't supposed to swing a bat for a month after the injury. But he's been progressing, taking swings with his left hand and will now take full swings off a tee.

The club has set no timetable for his return. He was expected to miss six to eight weeks because of the ...

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