DALLAS — Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton says he is feeling no pain seven weeks after extensive surgery on his left knee.

Hamilton said Thursday he feels good but knows he still has healing to do and needs to go “through the process of rehabilitation.” The 35-year-old outfielder fully expects to be with the Rangers when they get to spring training in Arizona before next season.

During surgery June 8 in Houston, Hamilton’s anterior cruciate ligament was reconstructed. Dr. Walt Lowe also repaired meniscus and lateral cartilage in the knee.

That was Hamilton’s third surgery on the knee since September, along with cortisone shots and a platelet-rich plasma injection.

CARDINALS: Right-hander Lance Lynn, who underwent Tommy John surgery in November, threw to hitters again Thursday and the team hasn’t ruled out his return this season.

ROYALS: Reliever Luke Hochevar was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

The Royals said the right-hander has symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. That is a condition when blood vessels or nerves between the collarbone and first rib become compressed, and can cause pain in the shoulder and neck.

Hochevar is 2-3 with a 3.86 ERA in 40 appearances this season.

WHITE SOX: Second baseman Brett Lawrie (strained left hamstring) went on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 22 while infielder Carlos Sanchez was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte to fill in. Also, left-hander Carlos Rodon (sprained left wrist) threw a side session that went well, Manager Robin Ventura said. He could possibly start Sunday against the Twins.

GIANTS-TWINS: San Francisco acquired All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from Minnesota in exchange for minor league pitcher Adalberto Mejia. Nunez was batting .300 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI this season for the Twins, and was leading the American League with 26 steals at the time of the trade.

ANGELS: Major League Baseball denied the team’s formal protest of a loss at Kansas City on Wednesday night. Angels Manager Mike Scioscia protested Kansas City’s 7-5 victory, claiming the Royals’ Raul Mondesi ran inside the line on a bunt single in the seventh inning. The play led to a throwing error and two runners scoring, and Scioscia claimed Mondesi was illegally on the grass when pitcher Matt Shoemaker made his errant throw to first.