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Hamilton sits again in opener against Seattle

Josh Hamilton is sitting today for the second game in a row

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Josh Hamilton is out of the Rangers lineup today, with Ryan Strausborger getting the start in left field for the second game in a row.  Hamilton also sat against lefty Drew Smyly yesterday for what was described as a "planned day off" to rest his knee.

Today's lineup, against Seattle righthander Taijuan Walker:

DeShields -- CF

Choo -- RF

Prince -- DH

Beltre -- 3B

Moreland -- 1B

Elvis -- SS

Odor -- 2B

Gimenez -- C

Strausborger -- LF

Cole Hamels takes the mound for Texas.