Hamilton reportedly didn’t know he was sitting out the 6-5 loss, while Scioscia said it was previously scheduled.
“Josh knew we were going to try to stay away from him,” he said. “Trust me, he needed a day.”
Physically or mentally?
Monday, Hamilton was penciled into the second spot in the lineup against the Seattle Mariners.
Asked if Hamilton could continue to play through his physical issues this week, Scioscia said uninspiringly, “I hope so.”