Josh Hamilton will start for the Texas Rangers in left field on Monday against the Cleveland Indians.
The Rangers acquired Hamilton in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels last month.
"I've always wanted to play the game the right way. Play hard, give what you have, leave it out there. If you do that, then you don't have to answer to anybody," Hamilton said. "Hopefully, people in my career have enjoyed watching me play."
Hamilton is expected to hit either second or fifth for the Rangers.
Jeff Banister said his plan was to "open our arms and love him up and give him a great big hug and welcome him in, and then treat him like he's one of 25, just like we do everybody else."