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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 (shoulder) will not play until this weekend, at the earliest.
Hamilton had been hoping to return as soon as Wednesday,' but Angels manager Mike Scioscia has ruled that out. The outfielder did hit off a tee Monday and Scioscia said Hamilton is doing "pretty good." Fantasy owners don't need to be counting on him playing at all this week. Sep 22 - 8:28 PM

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After getting 12 injections the last 12 days, Josh Hamilton is aiming to rejoin the Angels' lineup Wednesday or Friday.

Hamilton said Saturday that he's recently had seven cortisone injections in his chest and back area, in addition to the five he had for his shoulder early this month. "It feels better today as far as breathing and stuff," Hamilton said. "Just sore from the shots. Whatever it takes to get well enough to get back and play three or four games before the playoffs."
Sep 20 - 7:56 PM

Josh Hamilton is considered day-to-day with inflammation in his rib cage.

Hamilton underwent CT scans on the front and back of his rib cage on Saturday to rule out anything more serious, so the diagnosis is very encouraging. He has also been dealing with tightness and soreness in the front part of his shoulder/chest area, which could be related. Hamilton maintains that he'll be ready for the postseason.
Sep 20 - 12:43 PM

Josh Hamilton is dealing with tightness and soreness in the front part of his right shoulder/chest area.

It's a different part of the shoulder than what was bothering him before. Hamilton returned to action Tuesday after missing the previous 11 games, but he's now missed the last two contests. He visited a chiropractor Wednesday, but it's not clear what the next step is with his rehab. Hamilton said Thursday that he'll do his best to get ready for the playoffs, but his status is totally up in the air.
Sep 18 - 7:17 PM

Josh Hamilton is out of the Angels' lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.

Hamilton went 1-for-3 with a single Tuesday in his first game back from a right shoulder injury. There was no word of a setback, so he's presumably getting a scheduled day off against lefty James Paxton. Collin Cowgill will start in left field Wednesday while Albert Pujols will DH and C.J. Cron plays first base.

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is back in the Angels' lineup on Tuesday night against the Mariners.

Hamilton missed 10 games with a right shoulder injury. He will DH and bat sixth in his return.
Sep 16 - 5:40 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is hoping to be back in the Angels' lineup on Wednesday.

Hamilton had a successful round of batting practice on Monday and could be cleared for action if he gets through another round Tuesday. The 33-year-old hasn't played since September 4 due to a right shoulder issue. When he does return, he expects to hit lower than his customary cleanup spot.
Sep 15 - 6:40 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) took batting practice on Monday.

It's the first time he's done so since he was a late scratch from a game just over a week ago. Hamilton will miss his 10th straight contest Monday, but if he comes out of BP with no issues he could return to the lineup soon.
Sep 15 - 6:08 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) took swings off a tee and did some running Saturday.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Hamilton showed some improvement, but he added that the 33-year-old's timetable is still "open-ended." With an 11-game lead in the American League West, the Halos can afford to proceed cautiously with their cleanup hitter.
Sep 14 - 11:26 AM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) has been ruled out through this weekend's series against the Astros.

Hamilton was given two more cortisone injections for his ailing right shoulder on Tuesday. Angels manager Mike Scioscia did say that doctors feel it's "something Josh should get over in relatively short order," but there's still some uncertainty involved. Hamilton has missed the last week of action.
Sep 11 - 6:14 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder, neck) is out of the Angels' starting lineup again on Wednesday.

It'll be the sixth straight missed game for Hamilton, who has been dealing with discomfort around his shoulder and neck since late August. He was given a cortisone shot last week, but it hasn't helped much. Angels manager Mike Scioscia acknowledged Tuesday that there is growing concern about the lingering injury. Collin Cowgill is starting in left field against the Rangers.
Sep 10 - 4:22 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia admitted Tuesday that "there's concern" within the club regarding the status of Josh Hamilton (shoulder, neck).

Hamilton is dealing with discomfort around his shoulder and neck that's kept him out since last Thursday, and a cortisone shot last week hasn't helped to alleviate the pain at all. It's not clear at this point what the next step is for the Angels, but Hamilton doesn't appear close to returning to the lineup.
Sep 9 - 6:11 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder, neck) is out of the Angels' starting lineup again on Tuesday night.

Hamilton hasn't played since last Thursday due to discomfort around his shoulder and neck. The first-place Angels have the luxury of playing it safe with the veteran outfielder for the stretch run, but he should return at some point this week. Collin Cowgill is in left field Tuesday versus the Rangers.
Sep 9 - 4:18 PM

Jason Hamilton (shoulder, neck) is out of the Angels' lineup again Monday versus the Indians.

Hamilton has been sidelined since Thursday with discomfort around his right shoulder and neck. He received trigger point injections on Sunday afternoon to help with the problem but isn't quite ready yet. Collin Cowgill is starting in left field Monday.
Sep 8 - 10:32 AM

Josh Hamilton received trigger point injections to treat muscle knots in his right shoulder/neck area after he stiffened up during batting practice on Sunday.

Hamilton was a late scratch to the Angels lineup on Sunday due to the issue, but even without him they had no difficulty thrashing the Twins. He should return to the lineup in a day or two.
Sep 7 - 6:28 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
3John Buck
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3Shawn O'Malley
3B1Gordon Beckham
2Luis Jimenez
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
2Tony Campana
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
3Brennan Boesch
DH1David Freese
2C.J. Cron
3Efren Navarro
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Jason Grilli
4Kevin Jepsen
5Joe Thatcher
6Mike Morin
7Fernando Salas
8Yoslan Herrera
9Michael Roth
10Cam Bedrosian
11Cory Rasmus
12Vinnie Pestano
13Sean Burnett
14Brian Moran