Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton's wrist flared up during a pregame hitting drill 10 days ago. (David Banks/Getty Images)
Struggling Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will miss this weekend's series against the Pittsburgh Pirates because of a right wrist injury, according to MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez.
The injury -- suffered to the same wrist Hamilton sprained in 2007, causing him to miss more than a month -- "flared up" during a pregame hitting drill 10 days ago, Gonzalez reports.
Hamilton expects to return on Tuesday after the team's off-day on Monday.
The 32-year-old, who is hitting .207 with 76 strikeouts in 71 games, said the injury has had little impact on his hitting: "Not as much initially getting to hit, as far as the hitting part. It's the deceleration or swing and miss. Yeah, I wish I could blame it on that."
Hamilton will hold out of pregame activity throughout the weekend, as well, according to the report.
The 33-41 Angels will also be without starting pitcher Jason Vargas
for four-to-six weeks because of a blood clot.