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Reds rest Hamilton vs. Rox for 'one extra day'

Reds rest Hamilton vs. Rox for 'one extra day'

CINCINNATI -- Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton notched a pinch-hit double and scored a run in the eighth inning during Friday's 4-3 victory over the Rockies.

However, Hamilton was still out of the starting lineup vs. Colorado on Saturday as he continued to work his way back from two sprained knuckles on his left hand.

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"We're still evaluating there just to make sure he's 100 percent, 100 percent," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "A funny thing Dusty [Baker] used to say was that when you feel like a guy is ready, you give him one more extra day. I think all things considered, one extra day in this case allows him to get more swings right-handed, which is the side that's given him more trouble.

"You can expect him to be in there [Sunday]. I think that's safe to say."

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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