Baseball Despite the recent rift between the Angels and Josh Hamilton, the team has put together a plan under which he would report to Arizona "sooner rather than later" and be back with the team in early June, the Los Angeles Times reported.According to a person familiar with the regimen but unwilling to discuss it publicly until the Angels announce it, under the tentative plan, Hamilton would report to Arizona "sooner rather than later" for two to three weeks of work in extended spring training. He would then move on to a minor league rehab assignment and could rejoin the Angels thereafter. MORE: Hamilton filed for divorce in February | Teammates say Hamilton readyUPDATE: Angels manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto differed on when exactly Hamilton would go to Arizon

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a. From the Times' Bill Shaikin: Scioscia said Hamilton would report to #Angels' Arizona training facility "this week." Dipoto said that is "not accurate," no dates set.— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) April 22, 2015The plan, however, does not guarantee Hamilton will play again for the Angels, but at the least it buys time for owner Arte Moreno. He has been pointed in his criticism of Hamilton since the outfielder, who underwent shoulder surgery in February, self-reported a relapse in his drug and alcohol program soon afterward.The Angels owe Hamilton $83 million through 2017. His work in Arizona and on a minor league assignment could give the team an indication of whether he can contribute more than he has in the past two often injury-marred seasons.As the Times notes, if the Angels' offense doesn't improve soon, the team might be longing for even an inconsistent Hamilton. The Angels are batting .214, and the three players getting more at-bats because of Hamilton's absence are hitting under .200.If Hamilton appears sound enough that his presence could give the Angels their best chance to win, players might be discouraged if Moreno were to release Hamilton. As recently as last week, when asked whether Hamilton definitely would play again for the Angels, Moreno replied: "I will not say that."