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Sore Back A Problem For Hamilton

Apr 30, 2012 9:23 AM EST

Josh Hamilton expects to play Monday in Toronto despite coming out of Sunday's loss to the Rays with a stiff back.

Hamilton said he felt a spasm in his back about the third or fourth step out of the batter's box on an RBI single in the first inning.

He tried to loosen it up, but after playing the field in the second inning, he felt like he couldn't move the way he wanted and told manager Ron Washington, who took him came out of the game.

Via Richard Durrett/ESPN.com