“I’m playing when I’m able to play,” [Hamilton] said of his injured back Monday afternoon. “It hasn’t stopped hurting. The three injections I got helped, and for a while, it didn’t get worse, but once I got out there and ran, it started up again. [Sunday] I couldn’t go. Today, I feel a little better. I can probably pinch hit, but if I got on base, they’d have to run for me.”
Asked if it would be in his best interests to not play again this season, Hamilton said: “Absolutely.”
Hooray, common sense!