"It's day to day," Hamilton said Saturday while wearing a wrap around his sore finger. "I want to play. I did everything I could today. I took some swings. It's getting better. It will be all right soon."
Hamilton cemented his spot as the leadoff man with a strong Spring Training, but he struggled in his first three regular-season games. He is 0-for-12 with six strikeouts and one walk.
When Hamilton was thrown out by Mets catcher Anthony Recker on Friday, it was only the second time in 15 big league attempts that Hamilton was caught stealing.
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