Hamilton said after reporting to spring training last week that he experienced soreness caused by an inflamed capsule behind his left knee. He had surgery on the knee twice last year, in September and then again after the season, following his return for the end of the regular season and the playoffs.
In Alabama, Hamilton was expected set to see Dr. Jeff Dugas, who is associated with Dr. James Andrews, the renowned surgeon who specializes in repairing damaged ligaments.
After the October surgery, Hamilton didn't taking batting practice until Jan. 22, the day after a cortisone shot. He had been going through baseball activities last week after arriving in Arizona early.