Hamilton took batting practice for the first time since he injured his left thumb and went on the disabled list April 9.

"He's kept himself as close as he can to staying in baseball shape with some of the drills he's done," Scioscia said, adding that it's hoped Hamilton can start playing rehabilitation games in a week or so.

Calhoun, a fellow outfielder on the disabled list since mid-April because of a sprained right ankle, was scheduled to join triple-A Salt Lake in Reno on Friday to start playing rehab games.

"Hopefully everything goes good and [I'll] be back sometime the middle of next week," Calhoun said.