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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 had another rough night at the plate in Sunday’s loss to the Royals, going 0-for-4 with five men left stranded.
Hamilton did plate a run on an RBI groundout in the eighth inning, but he was simply dreadful throughout the series. He wraps up the ALDS hitless in 13 at-bats with a pair of strikeouts. The Angels can only hope that an offseason of rest will get the slugging outfielder healthy enough to contribute in 2015, as he still has three years and an absurd $89 million remaining on his contract. Oct 5 - 11:17 PM

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Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday that Josh Hamilton will be back in the lineup for Game 3 of the ALDS.

After missing almost the entire month of September with a shoulder issue, Hamilton has gone hitless in nine postseason at-bats and was heartily booed at Angel Stadium during Game 2. He's not alone, of course, as the Angels are hitting .141 as a team in the first two games. Scioscia is willing to gamble that Hamilton will find his hitting stroke. "There is no secret Josh is searching for some things in the batter’s box," Scioscia said, "but when he gets it, he gets it for a long time. It’s something our offense needs, that’s for sure."
Oct 5 - 9:20 AM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder, chest, rib cage) will start in left field and bat seventh in Thursday's Game 1 of the ALDS.

Hamilton missed the last few weeks of the season, not playing a game after September 4, due to the ailments, but he recently declared himself good to go for the ALDS. Hamilton and the Angels will square off with Jason Vargas and the Royals Thursday night.
Oct 1 - 6:24 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder, chest, rib cage) said Tuesday that he is ready to go for the ALDS.

Hamilton has taken batting practice, thrown long toss, and run the bases without issue each of the last two days in Anaheim. He's played in just one game for the Angels since September 4 due to shoulder, chest, and rib cage injuries, but look for him to be in the starting lineup on Thursday.
Sep 30 - 5:01 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder, chest, rib cage) is slated to face live pitching Tuesday.

Hamilton has been limited to just one game since September 4 due to right shoulder, chest, and rib cage injuries, but he's confident he'll start in left field for Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday. The veteran outfielder has received a whopping 12 cortisone shots over the past couple of weeks to deal with the injuries.
Sep 30 - 2:29 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) went through a full workout on Monday afternoon without issue.

Hamilton took batting practice, threw long toss, and ran the bases. He will repeat that routine on Tuesday and is then expected to face live pitching on Wednesday. The Angels are hoping he'll be close to full health by Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday.
Sep 29 - 3:22 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will take batting practice on Monday.

He'll take BP again on Tuesday before facing live pitching on Wednesday if all goes well. Hamilton has received a whopping 12 cortisone injections over the last couple weeks in hopes of getting his right shoulder in shape for the postseason. Game 1 of the ALDS is on Thursday.
Sep 28 - 2:19 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will resume swinging a bat on Saturday.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Friday that he'll face live pitching at normal velocity before the playoffs begin, but his availability for the postseason remains in question. Before hitting the shelf, he slashed just .263/.331/.414 with 10 homers in his 89 contests.
Sep 26 - 8:20 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) said he doesn't expect to play before the end of the regular season.

It was always a race against time as Hamilton attempted to overcome a variety of ailments. The outfielder did say he hopes to be back in time for the start of the playoffs. If Hamilton's regular season is over, he ends with a .263/.331/.414 with 10 home runs in an injury-riddled 89 games played.
Sep 24 - 7:48 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is not expected to return to the lineup on Friday.

His status for the rest of the weekend also remains in doubt. Hamilton has received a whopping 12 cortisone injections over the last couple weeks in hopes of getting his shoulder ready for the postseason, but his situations remains up in the air.
Sep 24 - 3:46 PM

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

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.

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
3Jackson Williams
4John Buck
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3Shawn O'Malley
3B1David Freese
2Gordon Beckham
3Luis Jimenez
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
2Tony Campana
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Alfredo Marte
3Collin Cowgill
DH1C.J. Cron
2Efren Navarro
3Brennan Boesch
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