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Josh Hamilton | Outfielder | #32

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 1 (1) / TB
Contract: view contract details
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Rangers activated OF Josh Hamilton from the 60-day disabled list; placed him on unconditional release waivers.
Hamilton underwent surgery in June for an ACL injury and to repair arterial and meniscus cartilage in his left knee. The 35-year-old outfielder is still owed $28.4 million in 2017, but the Angels are on the hook for most of that. He didn't appear in a single game this season and will turn 36 years old next May. It probably won't be a very fruitful free agent market for him. Aug 23 - 4:57 PM

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Josh Hamilton (knee) said he expects to be 100 percent healthy by the start of spring training in 2017.

Hamilton underwent surgery for an ACL injury and to repair arterial and meniscus cartilage in his left knee back in June. He is due $28.4 million in 2017, though the Angels are on the hook for most of that.
Jul 28 - 2:46 PM

While Josh Hamilton was undergoing surgery to repair arterial and meniscus cartilage in his left knee, the surgeon discovered an ACL injury.

After the surgeon saw the issue, Hamilton subsequently underwent an ACL reconstruction. He had already been expected to miss the rest of the regular season while recovering from the surgery to repair his cartilage. This does nothing to change that equation for the 35-year-old outfielder, but instead merely adds another hurdle he will have to overcome in rehab.
Jun 8 - 6:36 PM

Josh Hamilton needs another surgery on his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season.

Hamilton's season never actually got started, as he was bothered by the knee in spring training and got pulled off a minor league rehab assignment earlier this month due to continued soreness. After going for a second opinion, he has decided to go ahead with the surgery, which will take place on June 8. The 35-year-old vows to make it back next season. He's owed $30 million in 2017, with the Angels picking up most of the tab.
May 23 - 5:21 PM

Rangers transferred OF Josh Hamilton to the 60-day disabled list.

This was done merely as a procedural move to create a spot on the 40-man roster for the newly-signed Drew Stubbs. There remains no clear timetable for when Hamilton will resume baseball activities.
May 7 - 12:22 PM

There is no timetable for when Josh Hamilton (knee) will resume baseball activities.

Hamilton was pulled off his rehab assignment after just one game after feeling soreness in his surgically-repaired left knee. He's been given a cortisone shot and is working out at the Texas Metroplex Institute in Arlington. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels conceded that it's unlikely Hamilton will ever be 100 percent healthy again. "I don’t think that’s anybody’s expectation at this point. It’s more about getting to a level where he’s comfortable playing on it," he said.
May 6 - 11:16 AM

Josh Hamilton has been pulled off his rehab assignment after feeling soreness in his surgically-repaired left knee during his first rehab game Saturday.

Sadly, this comes as no surprise. Hamilton has been given a cortisone shot and the Rangers aren't ruling out him resuming his rehab assignment later this week, but that obviously isn't a given to happen. Hamilton had been expected back in mid-May, but that surely won't happen now.
May 1 - 3:16 PM

Josh Hamilton (knee) will begin his minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Saturday.

Hamilton is slated to play five innings in the outfield on Saturday as he works himself back into game shape. He isn't expected to be an option for the Rangers until mid-May, assuming he can avoid any further setbacks.
Apr 29 - 8:20 PM

Josh Hamilton (knee) is aiming to begin a minor league rehab assignment April 30 with Double-A Frisco.

Hamilton will spend the next few weeks at the Rangers' spring training complex in Arizona, going through drills and eventually playing in extended spring training games. The veteran outfielder could be ready by mid-May if he is able to avoid setbacks. It's not clear exactly how Hamilton is going to fit in the Rangers' outfield mix, but these things have a tendency of sorting themselves out. Ian Desmond has struggled mightily.
Apr 19 - 4:20 PM

Josh Hamilton (knee) will start playing in extended spring training games when the Rangers begin their next road trip.

That road trip begins on April 22. He'll head out for a rehab assignment after he gets a few extended spring training games under his belt. Hamilton's return date is still a moving target but it's likely he'll be back sometime in May. With Ian Desmond struggling in left field, Hamilton could be headed for an everyday role upon his return.
Apr 16 - 6:48 PM

Rangers placed OF Josh Hamilton on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25, with left knee inflammation.

Hamilton's rehab from a nagging left knee issue is going well, but he's not expected back until mid-May. Even at that point, he'll likely be a bench player with Ian Desmond handling left field.
Apr 3 - 12:15 PM

The Rangers aren't expecting Josh Hamilton (knee) to make his season debut until mid-May.

Hamilton hasn't had any setbacks with his knee and is doing everything but running full speed, but the Rangers want to be realistic with his timetable. Ian Desmond will be the everyday left fielder to begin 2016.
Mar 30 - 12:09 PM

Josh Hamilton said Thursday that his left knee feels as good as it's felt in five years.

Hamilton had another cortisone injection on March 14 and is said to be nearing baseball activities. The veteran outfielder will aim to join the active Texas roster on May 1. Ian Desmond is going to open the season as the Rangers' starter in left field.
Mar 24 - 11:49 AM

The Rangers said Sunday that Josh Hamilton (knee) has "turned a corner" in his rehab and will resume baseball activities soon.

Hamilton has been shut down for a while after receiving stem cell and platelet-rich plasma injections in his troublesome left knee last month. The hope remains for him to be ready to come off the disabled list by May 1, but obviously a lot can happen between now and then. Hamilton is looking at a backup job after the Rangers signed Ian Desmond to play left field.
Mar 20 - 12:18 PM

Josh Hamilton (knee) will begin the season on the disabled list.

Hamilton received stem cell and platelet-rich plasma injections in his troublesome left knee and will be on crutches for 7-10 days. He’s being put on an eight-week rehab program, so the Rangers aren’t expecting him to make his season debut until early May. There’s always the chance of a setback, so the club will likely look outside the organization for another outfielder in the coming days.
Feb 24 - 10:49 AM

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SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
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DH1Carlos Beltran
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2Jeremy Jeffress
3Matt Bush
4Jake Diekman
5Keone Kela
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers
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10Dario Alvarez
11Lucas Harrell
12Nick Martinez
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