Rangers' Hamilton in hospital with virus
(Reuters) - Texas Rangers All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton has been hospitalized with an intestinal virus that is not considered serious, the Major League Baseball team said on Friday.
The 31-year-old slugger, who began experiencing virus symptoms on Friday, is receiving fluids and is expected to be released in 12-24 hours, according to a report posted on the team's website.
The 2010 American League (AL) most valuable player and four-time All-Star is hitting .330 with a league-leading 22 home runs and 62 runs batted in for the AL West-leading Rangers.
(Reporting By Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; Editing by Frank Pingue)
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