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Josh Hamilton | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Josh Hamilton (thumb) won't be allowed to perform any baseball activities until May 2.
Hamilton has a soft cast on his surgically-repaired left thumb now but will replace it with a removable splint on Friday. The outfielder won't be back for the Angels until late May, at the earliest. Apr 14 - 7:26 PM

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Josh Hamilton underwent successful surgery Friday to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

He'll be on the shelf until at least June as he rehabs the injury. J.B. Shuck and Colin Cowgill are expected to be the primary beneficiaries of the injury, and will see increased playing time in the Angels outfield.
Apr 11 - 8:04 PM

Angels placed OF Josh Hamilton on the 15-day disabled list with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

Hamilton will have surgery in the coming days to repair the complete tear of the ligament. The injury will likely keep Hamilton out until June. Outfielder J.B. Shuck was recalled in a corresponding move.
Apr 9 - 6:30 PM

Josh Hamilton will miss 6-to-8 weeks with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

Hamilton will have surgery to repair the ligament after an MRI showed the tear on Wednesday. He injured the thumb sliding into first base during Tuesday's game. Outfielder J.B. Shuck was recalled to take Hamilton's roster spot.
Apr 9 - 6:17 PM

Josh Hamilton will require surgery to repair a muscle his left thumb, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Hamilton injured the thumb sliding head-first into first base Tuesday. Initial X-rays came back negative, but an MRI Wednesday told a different story. It's unclear how long the surgery will sideline the outfielder for.
Apr 9 - 6:12 PM

X-rays on Josh Hamilton's left thumb came back clean, but he'll undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

Hamilton had to be removed from Tuesday's game against the Mariners after he injured the thumb on a head-first slide into first base. The outfielder initially stayed in the game but noticed soreness while on defense and had to be pinch-hit for in a big situation in the ninth. "We’ll keep our fingers crossed," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said, "but it’s swollen."
Source: MLBlogs.com
Apr 9 - 2:19 AM

Josh Hamilton finished 3-for-5 with a home run in the Angels' defeat of the Astros on Saturday.

Hamilton singled in the third inning, hit a two-run shot in the fifth inning, and added another single in the ninth. The 32-year-old outfielder was aiming to get off to a much better start this season after his disappointing 2013, and he's now 9-for-18 (.500) with two home runs and five RBI through his first five games.
Apr 5 - 10:30 PM

Josh Hamilton went 3-for-3 with a three-run homer, a walk, and three runs scored in Friday's 11-1 victory over the Astros.

Hamilton hit well after suffering a calf injury early on in spring training and he has kept it going so far in the regular season. He's hitting .462 (6-for-13) through four games. Health will always be the big question with him, but he's plenty capable of a rebound. Just don't expect anything close to the big power numbers he posted in Texas.
Apr 5 - 12:24 AM

Josh Hamilton hit a three-run homer off Zach Lee Friday night versus the Dodgers.

Hamilton has a .367 average and two homers since returning from a strained calf 11 days ago. The Angels gave him a start in center field tonight with Mike Trout suffering from a stomach virus.
Mar 29 - 2:01 AM

Josh Hamilton went 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI, and a run scored against the Giants on Monday.

Hamilton hasn't had much trouble getting back into the swing of things after making his Cactus League debut on March 17. He is now 9-for-23 with five RBI on the spring, which should be encouraging for the Angels who expect him to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 24 - 6:37 PM

Josh Hamilton hit his first Cactus League home run against the Brewers on Saturday.

Hamilton finished the day 2-for-5 while serving as the team's designated hitter. In 17 at-bats since joining the lineup, Hamilton is hitting .294. A calf strain delayed his debut, but the 32-year-old should still have enough time to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 22 - 8:51 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday that Josh Hamilton might not bat cleanup against left-handers in 2014.

Hamilton is hitting fifth in Thursday's Cactus League lineup, and he might be found there frequently this year against southpaws. "We'll work around the middle of our order until it gets settled," Scioscia told reporters Thursday afternoon. Hamilton batted .201 with a .596 OPS against left-handers in 2013.
Mar 20 - 3:11 PM

Josh Hamilton made his Cactus League debut on Monday, going 1-for-3 as the DH against the Giants.

Hamilton had been dealing with a calf strain, but was able to play seven innings in Monday's action. He singled and scored a run in the effort. Hamilton will play in the field later in the week, his next test as he attempts to be completely ready by Opening Day.
Mar 17 - 6:32 PM

Josh Hamilton (calf) will make his Cactus League debut Monday.

He was cleared after running the bases Saturday with no issues. Hamilton is expected to be used in the designated hitter spot but should play the field later this week. The outfielder reiterated Sunday that he fully expects to be ready to roll on Opening Day.
Mar 16 - 1:38 PM

Josh Hamilton (calf) will run the bases on Saturday, and if all goes well could make his Cactus League debut on Monday.

He still has time to get the requisite number of at-bats that he'll need to get ready for the season opener, but any setbacks at this stage could be very detrimental.
Mar 15 - 1:25 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
2Ian Stewart
LF1Josh Hamilton
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Garrett Richards
5Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ernesto Frieri
2Joe Smith
3Sean Burnett
4Kevin Jepsen
5Michael Kohn
6Fernando Salas
7Brian Moran
8Ryan Brasier
9Josh Wall
10Yoslan Herrera
11Dane De La Rosa