Major League Baseball
 
2015 Avg.
.308
 
Career Avg.
.292
Name  Josh Hamilton
Born  5/21/1981
Height  6-4
Weight  240
Number  32
Position  LF
Bats  L
Throws  L
6/29/2015 10:49:00 AM
Description: Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list either Monday or Tuesday, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.
Insight: With Adrian Beltre already back on the field, the return of Hamilton could squeeze Joey Gallo's opportunities. Hamitlon is batting .273 with two homers in seven games.
 
6/4/2015 4:05:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton (hamstring) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: He is dealing with a Grade 2 strain, and will be sidelined for the next four weelks. Jake Smolinsky will start in left field on Wednesday, but once Adrian Beltre returns, Joey Gallo could see some time in left as well.
 
6/4/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was out again on Wednesday with a hamstring issue and is now expected to head to the disabled list.
Insight: Hamilton's "tight hamstring" is actually a strained left hamstring and he's expected to miss about four weeks.
 
6/3/2015 1:20:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is out again on Wednesday with a hamstring issue according to FOX Sports.
Insight: Hamilton has a tight hamstring and is now missing his second straight game. Consider him day-to-day, but it is not serious.
 
6/2/2015 4:43:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is out Tuesday with tightness in his lower half.
Insight: Seems like it is just general soreness for Hamilton. Consider him day-to-day.
 
5/31/2015 6:36:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton had the game-winning pinch-hit double in the, 4-3, victory over the Red Sox on Sunday.
Insight: Hamilton was excellent in the series versus the Red Sox over the weekend. He had a double and RBI on Thursday and then a pair of home runs on Friday. In the four games, he also had five RBI. Don't look now, but Hamilton may be on his way back to being fantasy relevant.
 
5/31/2015 12:08:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is getting the day off on Sunday.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest for Hamilton. It is his first day off since returning to the lineup. Delino DeShields will start in left.
 
5/28/2015 11:15:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton went 2-for-4 in his return to Globe Life Ballpark on Thursday.
Insight: At his former home ballpark for the first time since rejoining the Rangers, Hamilton had a double and RBI-single in the ninth. He drove in the only run for Texas as they lost, 5-1. Hamilton is 3-for-15 with a double and RBI in four games this season.
 
5/25/2015 7:47:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton scored a run in his season debut.
Insight: Hamilton did not record a hit, but he did walk in three official at-bats. He batted fifth in the lineup, behind Adrian Beltre during his first game. Montior Hamilton's progress.
 
5/25/2015 1:05:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton has been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: Hamilton will make his 2015 debut today against Cleveland, playing left field and batting fifth. It's been a few years since Hamilton was a fantasy stud, but he could still be a solid fantasy option in an improving Rangers lineup.
 
5/20/2015 1:21:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton will continue to rehab at Triple-A Round Rock through Saturday according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Insight: It looks like Hamilton will make his 2015 debut on Monday against Cleveland. Hamilton has hit well in Double-A and Triple-A, so hopefully that leads to solid numbers in his return to Texas.
 
4/27/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Outfielder Josh Hamilton trade to the Texas Rangers is now complete.
Insight: The deal was announced on the Angels' Twitter feed, and will officially end his rough tenure with the team. Hamilton is recovering from shoulder surgery and will likely be out until at least the middle of May. However, he carries nice potential in Texas' lineup.
 
4/24/2015 6:20:00 PM
Description: Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is reportedly close to being traded to the Texas Rangers, according to TR Sullican of MLB.com.
Insight: This definitely makes sense, as Hamilton would return to the place he became a household name. Stay tuned.
 
4/20/2015 11:35:00 AM
Description: Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton adds filing for divorce to his laundry list of on and off field issues.
Insight: He's also dealing with a bad shoulder, a drug relapse and a team that doesn't want to pay him for his underachieving production. There is no timetable for his return.
 
3/4/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton could enter a rehabilitation program for his drug abuse according to the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: A four-person panel is currently split on whether he should enter rehab. An arbitrator will join the group to break the tie. It is also possible that the league considers Hamilton a fourth-time offender, which would mean a year-long suspension. New commissioner Rob Manfred, however, will ultimately make that decision. To say there is major risk in drafting Hamilton for your fantasy team this season seems to be the understatement of the year.
 
2/25/2015 5:40:00 PM
Description: The Angels are bracing for a serious penalty in reagrds to outfielder Josh Hamilton.
Insight: Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that it is "worse" than the use of performing-enhancing drugs. We do not want to speculate, but Hamilton is seemingly in a ton of trouble. Brace yourselves.
 
2/20/2015 6:47:00 PM
Description: Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto told the Los Angeles Times on Friday that left fielder Josh Hamilton could miss up to 12 weeks with his shoulder injury.
Insight: Hamilton's original timetable was six-to-eight weeks, so that's quite a difference. The weird thing is Hamilton hasn't suffered a setback; Dipoto has simply just changed the prognosis. This situation just indicates that the Angels really have no idea when Hamilton will be back, and he may not return until May.
 
2/3/2015 7:02:00 PM
Description: Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will be sidelined the next 6-8 weeks.
Insight: He needs surgery to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder. This will likely give Hamilton a late start, and there is now doubt that he will be ready for opening day.
 
10/5/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton's struggles will likely continue on Sunday in Game 3 of the ALDS.
Insight: Hamilton is hitless in nine at-bats so far versus Kansas City and in his career against Royals starter James Shields, Hamilton is 3-for-25 (.167). It is possible Hamilton is still dealing with the injuries that kept him out of games for much of September. At the very least, he is rusty.
 
10/1/2014 8:30:00 PM
Description: Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton (shoulder, chest, rib cage) will start in left field, according to Alden Gonzalez.
Insight: He will hit seventh in the lineup, as the Angels hope to ease him back in. Hamilton has been out since September 4th, but seems to be ready to roll for Game 1 of the ALDS.
 

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