Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was released from hospital on Saturday, a day after being admitted with an intestinal virus.

The 31-year-old slugger was expected to work out on Sunday and could be back in the lineup on Monday when the Rangers play in San Diego, the team said.

"He's coming to punch the clock, but he won't be in the line-up," manager Ron Washington told reporters.

"Hopefully he'll be ready to go when we get to San Diego."

The 2010 American League (AL) Most Valuable Player and four-times All Star is hitting .330 with a league-leading 22 home runs and 62 runs batted in for the AL West-leading Rangers.

(Reporting By Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; Editing by Peter Rutherford)