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Josh Hamilton | Outfielder

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
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Josh Hamilton underwent another procedure on his left knee two weeks ago.
Hamilton underwent surgery in mid-September to have a piece of his meniscus removed and managed to make it back two weeks later. He quickly reinjured the knee colliding with the outfield wall, but played through it for the remainder of the season. The good news is that he began full rehab this week in Arlington and is expected to be healthy for spring training. Nov 11 - 1:50 PM

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Josh Hamilton went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles as the Rangers dropped Game 3 of the ALDS to the Blue Jays at home on Sunday evening.

As a team, the Rangers were only able to muster five hits against Marco Estrada and a host of relievers, with Hamilton the only member of the team to reach base safely more than once. They'll try again to finish the Jays off and advance to the ALCS on Monday.
Oct 11 - 11:20 PM

Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Tuesday that Josh Hamilton (knee) is "all go, until we say he can't go."

Hamilton is barely over a week removed from his first start in the outfield since left knee surgery, but he started the final four games of the regular season and won't face any restrictions in the playoffs. "Josh, essentially, it's all go, until we say he can't go," Banister said. "That's the way we treat it with all of our players." Hamilton is 6-for-26 (.231) with a couple homers in 10 games since his return.
Oct 6 - 8:46 PM

Josh Hamilton blasted a pair of home runs as the Rangers dropped a heartbreaking 11-10 decision against the Angels on Saturday afternoon.

Hamilton got the game's scoring started with a solo homer in the second inning. He then added another solo blast in the seventh, increasing the Rangers' advantage to 9-6. With his 2-for-4 afternoon, he's now hitting .253/.292/.446 with eight homers and 24 RBI on the season.
Oct 3 - 5:14 PM

Josh Hamilton (knee) is not ready to play back-to-back games yet.

Hamilton looked quite comfortable while patrolling left field on Monday, but the Rangers aren't ready to push him just yet. "The reality is what he does in the batter's box can be more impactful," manager Jeff Banister said. "It's about offense, and it's getting better."
Sep 29 - 8:54 PM

Josh Hamilton is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

Hamilton made his first start Saturday in six weeks but is back on the bench in this one. He figures to see spot duty in the final week of the regular season as he attempts to convince the Rangers his knee can handle playing the outfield.
Sep 27 - 11:59 AM

Josh Hamilton has returned to the Rangers starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros.

Hamilton is starting in left field and will bat eighth against opposing right-hander Collin McHugh. He will likely need to prove to the Rangers that he can handle his position in the outfield defensively over the next week-plus if he wants to be included on the postseason roster.
Sep 26 - 10:49 AM

Josh Hamilton (knee) said he hopes to play a few innings in the outfield this weekend against the Astros.

That's certainly a lofty goal, as Hamilton only ran the bases for the first time before Wednesday's game. Rangers manager Jeff Banister acknowledged as much, telling reporters he appreciates the attitude but isn't so optimistic about Hamilton's return to the field. At this point, being back by the time the team is making up its postseason roster would be a good goal for the 34-year-old, who had surgery to clean up loose bodies in his left knee earlier this month.
Sep 23 - 8:02 PM

Josh Hamilton (knee) will run the bases on Wednesday.

It will be the first time he's done so since he had surgery earlier this month to clean up loose bodies in his ailing left knee. Rangers manager Jeff Banister wouldn't say whether Hamilton, who has appeared as a pinch-hitter since the procedure, will need to show he can play the outfield before being included on the postseason roster. "Every step that he does make in the positive direction benefits us and him," Banister said. "The benchmark is how well he show up every day. A lot of this is to tolerance. He’s going to let us know what he can give us each day."
Sep 23 - 10:16 AM

Josh Hamilton (knee) appeared as pinch-hitter in Friday's loss to the Mariners, striking out in his lone at-bat.

Hamilton is less than a week removed from surgery to clean up loose bodies in his ailing left knee, so the fact that he's on the field at all is remarkable. The veteran slugger is hitting .255/.297/.428 with six homers and 21 RBI in just 145 at-bats this season.
Sep 19 - 8:19 AM

Josh Hamilton (knee) hit in the cage on Wednesday.

Not bad considering that Hamilton is less than a week removed from cleanup surgery on his left knee. He's expected to hit again on Wednesday and run on the treadmill. While this could be a little on the optimistic side, he hopes to be available to pinch-hit as soon as Sunday.
Sep 17 - 4:43 PM

Josh Hamilton will undergo cleanup surgery Friday on his ailing left knee.

It's a very minor procedure and the Rangers are hopeful that Hamilton will be able to return before the end of the season. The veteran outfielder has appeared in just 40 games this year due to a variety of injuries. His left knee has been an issue since early August.
Sep 10 - 1:57 PM

Josh Hamilton isn't giving up hope of regaining his spot as the Rangers' regular left fielder by the end of the season.

Hamilton was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, but he's limited to pinch-hitting duties for the time being because of ongoing soreness in his left knee. However, he still thinks there's a chance the condition of his knee improves enough to allow him to return to left field. "I know I can make an impact pinch hitting, but at the same time I can be more a bigger impact if I had four at-bats in a game," said Hamilton. "I haven’t flipped that switch yet to say OK, this is going to be my role. Probably over the next week I’ll continue to try to figure some things out with the knee." For now, the Rangers are going with Will Venable as their regular left fielder, with Joey Gallo also possibly in the mix.
Sep 2 - 10:08 AM

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

Hamilton can hit and throw without any issues, but he's not able to run without pain and thus is expected be limited to pinch-hitting duty down the stretch. Will Venable will continue to serve as the Rangers' left fielder.
Sep 1 - 6:45 PM

The Rangers expect to use Josh Hamilton (knee) only as a pinch-hitter during the final month of the season.

Hamilton can hit and throw without any issues, but he remains unable to run without experiencing discomfort in his left knee. It's possible he'll require surgery over the offseason. The Rangers acquired Will Venable earlier this month as protection for Hamilton and he's now slated to serve as the club's regular left fielder down the stretch.
Aug 31 - 8:26 PM