Eric Milton was Eric Milton (7 hits and 4 runs in 3 and 2/3 innings), unfortunately, but Josh Hamilton continued to hit in today’s spring game versus the Pirates. Hamilton went 3-3 again today with an RBI, running his spring average up to .538.
Sheesh, with this guy’s power and obvious potential, he might not be a bad 25th man for the roster, regardless of the Rule 5 situation. If he proves he can play defense, I’d rather keep him over any of the Norris Hoppers he is competing with. He will pinch hit a couple of times a week, maybe get a spot start. Even if he tanked, he wouldn’t hurt the team that badly. And if he doesn’t tank, and turns into a useful player…well, it’s worth taking that chance, I’d say.
As long as Denorfia makes the roster, that is.