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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
Contract: view contract details

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Josh Hamilton (knee) took batting practice on Friday.
Hamilton has been on the shelf for the last couple weeks with a nagging left knee ailment but finally appears to be making some progress. He could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Monday, although the Rangers could easily wait until Tuesday when rosters expand. Aug 28 - 5:50 PM

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Rangers placed OF Josh Hamilton on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 16, with left knee inflammation.

The soreness wasn't going away, so the Rangers have decided to get Hamilton some extended rest. He should be ready to rock when his 15 days are up. This carves out some playing time for newcomer Will Venable, who suddenly looks a lot more attractive in mixed fantasy leagues.
Aug 20 - 3:21 PM

Josh Hamilton (knee) remains sore and will discuss with the Rangers whether he needs a trip to the disabled list.

Hamilton hasn't played since Saturday due to lingering soreness in his left knee. The club acquired Will Venable from the Padres on Tuesday, so they could stick him in left field for a while and play it safe and go ahead and DL Hamilton. A decision could be made later Wednesday.
Aug 19 - 12:06 PM

Josh Hamilton (knee) is aiming to return to the Rangers' starting lineup Thursday in Detroit.

Hamilton has been out for the past few games with lingering soreness in his left knee. If he can't play Thursday, the Rangers may have to reconsider a 15-day disabled list stint. Ryan Strausborger is starting in left field and batting ninth Tuesday versus the Mariners.
Aug 18 - 5:03 PM

Josh Hamilton (knee) is out of the Rangers' starting lineup again on Tuesday night against the Mariners.

Hamilton is still being bothered by soreness in his left knee. It's considered a day-to-day situation. Ryan Strausborger will get another start in left field and bat ninth versus Seattle righty Hisashi Iwakuma.
Aug 18 - 4:34 PM

Josh Hamilton (knee) is available to pinch-hit Monday.

Hamilton is out of the lineup for the second straight day as he battles ongoing soreness in his left knee. It's not a major concern at this point, as he should be back in action in a day or two. Ryan Strausborger is in left field in Hamilton's place again.
Aug 17 - 5:23 PM

Josh Hamilton is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day off. Ryan Strausborger is in left field in Hamilton's place.
Aug 16 - 12:07 PM

Josh Hamilton went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a sacrifice fly.

Hamilton's been dealing with some knee issues of late, but he returned on Friday after missing two games. The sometime slugger hit a solo home run off Rays starter Nathan Karns in the second inning and added a sacrifice fly in the eighth. His overall numbers for the year aren't particularly impressive, though, as he's hitting just .254/.297/.435 with six homers and 21 RBI.
Aug 15 - 2:09 AM

Josh Hamilton (knee) is back in the Rangers' lineup Friday.

Hamilton had been set to undergo an MRI Friday, and evidently the test didn't reveal anything serious. The veteran outfielder missed the last two games with a sore left knee.
Aug 14 - 4:27 PM

Josh Hamilton (knee) will undergo an MRI on Friday.

Hamilton's feeling soreness in his left knee. He was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup and did not play on Thursday. The former All-Star called this season "extremely frustrating" and this potential sidelining injury certainly can't be helping matters. Until the results of the MRI are known, consider him day-to-day.
Aug 13 - 4:08 PM

Josh Hamilton was scratched from the Rangers' lineup Wednesday due to left knee soreness.

Lower-body injuries have long haunted Hamilton, but the hope is that this is of the minor variety. Ryan Strausborger started in Hamilton's place in left field Wednesday. The team should have an update on Hamilton's status after the game.
Aug 12 - 7:16 PM

Josh Hamilton went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Hamilton launched his two-run homer off of Giants starter Mike Leake in the sixth inning. These would be the only two runs to score in the game for the Rangers, but they would be enough for the win thanks to a strong pitching performance by Martin Perez. Hamilton's hitting .245/.297/.445 with five homers and 16 RBI. The power's still there--to some degree--but the numbers pale in comparison to those he was posting several years ago.
Aug 2 - 7:08 PM

Josh Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI as the Rangers edged the Yankees 7-6 on Thursday.

Hamilton singled in Leonys Martin to win it against Andrew Miller in the bottom of the ninth. He's now hitting .258 with four homers and 14 RBI in 27 games in his return to Texas. That's nothing special, but it's certainly better than what the team was getting from his spot prior to his reacquisition.
Jul 31 - 12:43 AM

Josh Hamilton is not in the Rangers' lineup Saturday.

He'll take a day off with the Angels throwing left-hander Hector Santiago. Ryan Rua is starting in left field.
Jul 25 - 5:07 PM

Josh Hamilton is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Delino Deshields is in left field in Hamilton's place, while Leonys Martin is covering center.
Jul 12 - 12:23 PM

Depth Charts

C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Chris Gimenez
4Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Will Venable
CF1Delino DeShields
2Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Strausborger
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Derek Holland
3Martin Perez
4Yovani Gallardo
5Colby Lewis
6Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Keone Kela
3Jake Diekman
4Anthony Bass
5Sam Freeman
6Sam Dyson
7Andrew Faulkner
8Nick Tepesch
9Lisalverto Bonilla