Hamilton getting healthy, ready for arbitration

Josh Hamilton is swinging a bat again
and regaining his energy after spending six days in the hospital
for pneumonia. Now the AL MVP is preparing for spring training and
salary arbitration.
Hamilton says he is feeling about "90 percent" and getting
better every day. He took some batting practice Friday, his third
day since resuming baseball activities.
Before being released from the hospital Sunday, Hamilton said
his temperature reached as high as 105 degrees.
The Rangers and Hamilton are $3.3 million apart in salary
figures exchanged this week. Hamilton is asking for $12 million, up
from the $3.25 million he got last season.
Hamilton says he is "counting on" the case going to an
arbitration hearing Feb. 14.