Josh Hamilton's bruised finger improved not only enough for him to be in the lineup and left field tonight, but enough for the Angels to option J.B. Shuck to make room for C.J. Wilson on the roster.

Hamilton, who was hit by a pitch on Friday night, was considered day to day after his finger was sore, but he woke up feeling much better today. He also said he was able to fully "let it go" when swinging and throwing during a pregame workout.