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Worth noting

• Left fielder Josh Hamilton (left thumb, April 7) hit on the field Thursday for the first time since his injury. He's on target to begin playing in Minor League rehab games at the end of next week, Scioscia said.

"He looked great for the first day swinging," the manager said, but added, "this was just the first step to the last hurdle" before Hamilton's rehab leads to his eventual return.

Calhoun (sprained ankle, April 14) went through two days of agility drills and baserunning with good results, and will begin a rehab stint with Salt Lake City in Reno, Nev., this weekend.

"He ran very well," Scioscia said. "It was a great workout. He's ready to play."

Calhoun said he hoped to be ready after three games in Reno and possibly a fourth Monday at Salt Lake.

"So far, everything's going great," he said.

• Left-hander Sean Burnett (2013 elbow surgery) "is making a lot of progress" in extended spring camp games.

"His velocity looks good. He's getting better every time he pitches," Scioscia said.

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