Josh Hamilton hurt his shoulder and has been taken out of the Rangers game in Detroit. Ian Kinsler replaced him as the designated hitter.
The Associated Press reports that Hamilton is expected to miss six to eight weeks after fracturing his upper right arm while trying to score from third on a popup that didn't leave the infield.
Hamilton tripled in the first inning to drive home Michael Young for an early 1-0 lead. Then, on a foul ball pop out by Adrian Beltre, Hamilton tried to score when he saw no one covering home plate. He was thrown out, and he hurt his shoulder on the head-first slide.
Tom Grieve just said on the broadcast that Ron Washington told them that the plan was to give Hamilton the day off Wednesday, and then they have a scheduled off-day Thursday in New York. So the next game Hamilton was scheduled to play was Friday.
The team now says Hamilton has a non-displaced fracture of the humerus bone at the top of his arm, just below the shoulder. Hamilton isn't expected to swing a bat for a month.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.