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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
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Josh Hamilton is not in the Rangers' lineup Wednesday.
The Rangers are saying he's healthy, so it appears this is just Hamilton being eased back into things. The club is going with Ryan Rua in left field and Leonys Martin in center Wednesday. Jul 1 - 2:51 PM

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

Hamilton went 4-for-12 (.333) with a double and three RBI over four rehab games between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. His hamstring isn't back to 100 percent quite yet, but he's going to try to manage it. The Rangers have talked about using Hamilton in center field, but he's playing left field in his return Tuesday.
Jun 30 - 3:20 PM

The Rangers are considering using Josh Hamilton (hamstring) in center field when he's activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News notes that the club is "desperate for offense from center field" with Leonys Martin in a 3-for-43 slump. It's unclear whether the Rangers are considering using him regularly or just part-time at the position. Hamilton hasn't played center regularly since 2012 but said that he's "absolutely" ready for the position after playing the last two games of his rehab assignment there. If he does settle into center field full-time, it would obviously be bad news for Martin. It could, however, be good news for Joey Gallo, who might be used as the regular left fielder in that case.
Jun 29 - 5:26 PM

Josh Hamilton (hamstring) will not be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Hamilton will be reevaluated Tuesday. He's looked good during his rehab with Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock and should be back in the majors later this week. In the mean time, the Rangers will have to decide what to do with power-hitting rookie Joey Gallo.
Jun 29 - 3:50 PM

The Rangers are expected to activate Josh Hamilton (hamstring) from the disabled list on Monday or Tuesday.

A strained hamstring sidelined Hamilton for close to a month. He went 4-for-12 with three RBI in four rehab games for Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. With Hamilton back in the lineup, the Rangers may have to get creative in the way they use Joey Gallo. He's been filling in at left field the past few weeks.
Jun 29 - 10:31 AM

Josh Hamilton (hamstring) went 1-for-3 with a double in his first rehab game Wednesday at Double-A Frisco.

Hamilton will now move his rehab to Triple-A Round Rock and should return to the Rangers' active roster early next week. He's been on the disabled list since June 4 because of a left hamstring strain. The was batting .273/.385/.636 with two home runs and five RBI in seven games for Texas before suffering the injury.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jun 25 - 10:21 AM

Josh Hamilton (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Double-A Frisco.

And he is aiming to rejoin the Rangers' active roster next week in Baltimore. Hamilton has been on the disabled list since June 4 with a left hamstring strain. The 34-year-old was batting .273/.385/.636 with two home runs and five RBI in seven games before suffering the injury.
Jun 23 - 4:54 PM

Josh Hamilton (hamstring) has done full baseball activities over the past two days.

Hamilton, who is working his way back from a Grade 2 hamstring strain, will work out in Arlington this weekend and could be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment next week. He appears on track for a return around the beginning of July.
Jun 18 - 5:54 PM

Josh Hamilton (hamstring) hit off a tee and took some soft tosses on Monday.

It's the first time he's done so since suffering a left hamstring strain earlier this month. Hamilton is nursing a Grade 2 strain and isn't expected back until July.
Jun 15 - 4:26 PM

Rangers placed OF Josh Hamilton (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

It's a Grade 2 strain, so Hamilton is going to be out for the next four weeks. Jake Smolinski started in left field for the Rangers on Wednesday, but it'll probably be a mixed bag for that spot until early-to-mid July. Joey Gallo had played some left field at Double-A Frisco and could be tried there after Adrian Beltre (thumb) returns.
Jun 4 - 3:56 PM

Josh Hamilton will miss four weeks with a Grade 2 hamstring strain.

Hamilton sat out Tuesday and Wednesday with what the Rangers described as tightness in his left hamstring, but it was obviously much more serious. It's a huge blow for the 33-year-old, as he was just getting back into the swing of things with his new (old) club. The injury likely cements Joey Gallo's spot in Texas for the foreseeable future. He had played six games in left field at Double-A Frisco prior to his promotion.
Jun 3 - 11:22 PM

Josh Hamilton (hamstring) is out of the Rangers' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

Hamilton has some mild tightness in his left hamstring and the Rangers are going to play it safe with the 33-year-old slugger. Jake Smolinski is in left field and Joey Gallo is at DH on Wednesday versus the White Sox.
Jun 3 - 4:08 PM

Josh Hamilton (hamstring) is expected to sit out again Wednesday.

Hamilton is dealing with some tightness in his left hamstring and will miss a second straight game. It's not viewed as a big deal, as the outfielder remains day-to-day.
Jun 3 - 11:46 AM

Josh Hamilton is out of the Rangers' starting lineup Tuesday due to tightness in his left hamstring.

It sounds like the kind of routine soreness that comes with an extended absence from live baseball games. Hamilton has registered a 1.021 OPS in 22 at-bats since rejoining the Rangers. Consider him day-to-day.
Jun 2 - 4:04 PM

Josh Hamilton hit a two-run double off of Koji Uehara to give the Rangers a 4-3 win on Sunday.

Hamilton was pinch-hitting for Adam Rosales in the ninth. Good move by manager Jeff Bannister, as Hamilton promptly doubled off Koji Uehara to end the game. Since being acquired by the Rangers, Hamilton is hitting .273/.385/.636 with two homers and five RBI over 22 at-bats.
May 31 - 7:04 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Adam Rosales
3Hanser Alberto
4Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Nick Martinez
5Wandy Rodriguez
6Chi Chi Gonzalez
7Matt Harrison
8Martin Perez
9Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Neftali Feliz
3Keone Kela
4Tanner Scheppers
5Anthony Bass
6Sam Freeman
7Ross Ohlendorf
8Ross Detwiler
9Spencer Patton
10Nick Tepesch
11Lisalverto Bonilla