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Josh Hamilton | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Josh Hamilton finished 3-for-6 with a double, a solo home run, and 3 RBI, but it wasn't enough as the Angels were bested in 12 innings by the Orioles on Tuesday.
Hamilton put the Angels on the board early with a first inning ground out, hit a solo homer in the fifth, and knocked in his third run with a single in the seventh. It was his first home run since July 2, but Hamilton has otherwise had a productive season when he has been healthy. He owns a .293/.365/.442 slash line with six home runs and 32 RBI. Jul 29 - 11:19 PM

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Josh Hamilton is back in the Angels' lineup Sunday.

Hamilton has been dealing with nagging left knee soreness since before the All-Star break. He received a cortisone shot after exiting Friday's game and sat out Saturday, but the outfielder is feeling much better. Hamilton sports a .291/.366/.427 batting line with five homers and 29 RBI over 54 contests this season.
Jul 27 - 12:46 PM

Josh Hamilton (knee) is expected to return to the lineup Sunday.

Hamilton sat out Saturday after being removed from Friday's contest with a sore left knee. It's an ailment he's dealt with since before the All-Star break, forcing him to DH a handful of times over the last couple weeks. However, he's feeling much better. "He feels good," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday. "In fact, he wanted to try to play today."
Jul 27 - 11:55 AM

Josh Hamilton (knee) is out of the Angels' starting lineup on Saturday night against the Tigers.

Hamilton was removed from Friday's game after complaining of the knee discomfort and will get at least one full day of rest. J.B. Shuck was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday to provide outfield depth.
Jul 26 - 5:03 PM

Josh Hamilton was removed from Friday's game against the Tigers due to a sore left knee.

The severity of the injury remains unclear at the moment. Expect the Angels to provide an update on his status after the game, though it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out on Saturday as a precautionary measure.
Jul 25 - 11:53 PM

Josh Hamilton had a rough night at the plate in Friday's 16-inning victory over the Mariners, going 0-for-6 with three strikeouts.

Despite the poor showing, he was intentionally walked in his final plate appearance, which came right before Efren Navarro singled in the winning run. The 33-year-old Hamilton has done a nice job when he's been on the field this season, slashing .286/.365/.434 with five homers and 26 RBI through his first 47 games.
Jul 19 - 9:25 AM

Josh Hamilton doubled three times in five at-bats, knocking in two runs and scoring twice as the Angels handily defeated the Rangers on Thursday.

Hamilton doubled in a run and scored in the first inning, and did the same thing in the second. Hamilton added his third double in the eighth, but was stranded at third base. Call it a slump-buster, as the outfielder had logged only one hit in his previous 21 plate appearances entering the game. Hamilton is slashing a productive .293/.374/.451 with five home runs and 25 RBI on the season.
Jul 10 - 11:29 PM

Josh Hamilton singled and belted a solo homer in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

It was one of three longballs the Angels had in the first game of a doubleheader, as Mike Trout and Albert Pujols had back-to-back shots in the fifth inning before Hamilton's blast in the seventh. The dinger ended a 23-game homerless streak for Hamilton, who now sports a nice .313/.389/.469 batting line this season.
Jul 1 - 9:22 PM

Josh Hamilton went 2-for-4 with three RBI in the Angels' 4-2 win over the White Sox on Sunday.

Hamilton came through with an RBI double in the third inning before a single in the fifth drove in two more. The outfielder has raked since returning from the disabled list, going 8-for-23 (.348) with five RBI in six games. The two-month layoff seems to have done nothing to Hamilton's red hot bat.
Jun 8 - 8:45 PM

Josh Hamilton hit a solo home run in his return to the Angels' lineup on Tuesday.

The homer was his only hit in three at-bats, but he put a charge into a pitch in the first inning that Dexter Fowler caught on Tal's Hill for a long out. Hamilton was red hot before going down with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in early April, and if he can keep it going he'll be in for a very productive second half of the season.
Jun 4 - 1:21 AM

Angels activated OF Josh Hamilton from the 15-day disabled list.

Hamilton missed close to two months with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. He was off to a hot start in April before suffering the injury and should be thrown back into fantasy lineups immediately. Hamilton is batting cleanup in his return Tuesday.
Jun 3 - 5:10 PM

Josh Hamilton (thumb) went 2-for-4 and scored a run in a rehab start with Triple-A Salt Lake City.

Hamilton's rehab was delayed a bit after suffering a bone bruise last week. The outfielder is expected to play in two more rehab games with Salt Lake City over the weekend. If all goes well, Hamilton could rejoin the Angels on Tuesday for their road series with the Astros.
May 31 - 2:16 PM

Josh Hamilton (thumb) is hoping to resume his rehab assignment at Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.

He'll do so assuming he gets through batting practice Thursday with no issues. Hamilton was pulled off his rehab assignment due to a bone bruise in his left thumb, but he's about back to normal now. Angels manager Mike Scioscia is hoping to get the outfielder back before the end of the team's road trip, which concludes on June 5.
Source: MLBlogs.com
May 29 - 9:14 PM

Josh Hamilton (thumb) took around 100 swings in the batting cage on Wednesday.

Hamilton said the session went well, and he'll take batting practice on the field on Thursday. He was nearing a return to the Angels before a bone bruise delayed that return, so assuming things continue to progress he should be back in Anaheim sooner than later. When that will be is still up in the air.
May 28 - 7:40 PM

Josh Hamilton has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his left thumb.

He'll take one more day of rest Tuesday before trying to take batting practice Wednesday. There was some initial worry about Hamilton after he injured his surgically-repaired thumb, but the bone bruise diagnosis confirms the Angels' inkling that it wasn't a major setback. Still, it obviously makes it unlikely that Hamilton will return later this week as originally hoped.
May 26 - 7:18 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
3J.B. Shuck
DH1C.J. Cron
2Efren Navarro
3J.B. Shuck
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Garrett Richards
4Tyler Skaggs
5Matt Shoemaker
6Hector Santiago
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Jason Grilli
4Kevin Jepsen
5Joe Thatcher
6Mike Morin
7Cory Rasmus
8Michael Roth
9Brian Moran
10Ryan Brasier
11Sean Burnett