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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 belted his 10th home run of the season and plated three runs on Sunday, powering the Angels to a 9-4 victory over the Athletics in Oakland.
Hamilton connected on a two-run homer off opposing southpaw Scott Kazmir in the third inning and tacked on a sacrifice fly in the fourth. He finished the evening 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored, raising his season slash to .269/.340/.434. Aug 24 - 11:16 PM

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Josh Hamilton went 2-for-3 with a double, two sac flies and three RBI in the Angels' 8-3 defeat of the Red Sox on Wednesday.

One of the sac flies was hit to deep right and would have been a homer in at least a few parks. Hamilton is definitely making better contact the last two days after getting a two-day mental break. It's the first time since June 11 & 13 that he's gone consecutive games without striking out.
Aug 20 - 11:23 PM

The struggling Josh Hamilton went 0-for-3 with a HBP in his return to the Angels' lineup on Tuesday.

Hamilton hit the ball hard in one of his three at-bats and didn't strike out in any of the others, so perhaps that'd qualify as progress. He was held out of the previous two games to give him a break mentally.
Aug 19 - 11:29 PM

Josh Hamilton is back in the Angels' starting lineup Tuesday against the Red Sox.

The struggling Hamilton has missed back-to-back starts in order to get a mental break and work on his approach. He'll hit cleanup in his return to action.
Aug 19 - 3:27 PM

Josh Hamilton is expected to return to the starting lineup Tuesday.

The struggling Hamilton is out of the lineup for the second straight day Monday. Angels manager Mike Scioscia plans to have him go through an extensive session with hitting coach Don Baylor and assistant hitting coach Dave Hansen prior to Tuesday's game.
Aug 18 - 5:23 PM

Josh Hamilton said that Angels manager Mike Scioscia decided to hold him out of the lineup Monday.

Hamilton asked for the day off on Sunday, but Scioscia apparently believes that some extra time off would do him (and the Angels) some good. It's hard to argue given what he's done at the plate recently.
Aug 18 - 4:58 PM

Josh Hamilton is out of the Angels' starting lineup for a second straight day Monday.

Hamilton requested a day off Sunday and will sit again Monday. It's not clear if he's dealing with a physical issue. The struggling outfielder is batting just .221 with three homers and a .636 OPS over his last 35 games.
Aug 18 - 4:12 PM

Alden Gonzalez of reports that Josh Hamilton requested a day off from the Angels lineup on Sunday.

It appeared to be just a normal day of rest for the struggling outfielder, but Hamilton asked for the breather as he thought he was thinking too much about his current slump and needed to take a step back. He should return to the lineup on Monday in Boston.
Aug 17 - 7:35 PM

Josh Hamilton is not in the Angels' lineup Sunday.

It appears to just be a routine day of rest. Hamilton is hitting just .132/.214/.184 over his last 10 games and has struck out seven times in his last two contests, so he could use a breather.
Aug 17 - 12:46 PM

Josh Hamilton went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored against the Phillies on Tuesday.

Considering his recent production, tonight's performance was downright Ruthian: Hamilton had gone 1-for-24 in his last six games. He hasn't collected an RBI since August 4, the date of his last home run. Hamilton is batting .266 on the season and has eight homers and 35 RBI over 267 at-bats.
Aug 13 - 1:17 AM

Josh Hamilton is not in the Angels' lineup Sunday.

It's just a routine day of rest. Erick Aybar has been moved up to the cleanup spot with Hamilton resting.
Aug 10 - 1:19 PM

Josh Hamilton blasted a solo homer in Monday's victory against the Dodgers.

It was Hamilton's only hit in four at-bats. The sixth inning bomb to right center off Zack Greinke gave the Angels an insurance run in the 5-0 triumph. Hamilton came into this game slashing .296/.345/.593 over his previous six. This was his eighth homer and 35th RBI of the season.
Aug 5 - 1:11 AM

Josh Hamilton went 2-for-5 with an RBI single, a double and two runs scored against the Rays on Sunday.

Hamilton singled and scored in the Angels' five-run first inning, and he also scored in the seventh as they tacked on. Hamilton hasn't hit for the kind of power we've come to expect from the 33-year-old, but he's hitting a serviceable .288/.360/.441 with 34 RBI and 32 runs scored in 61 games this season.
Aug 3 - 7:19 PM

Josh Hamilton (left middle finger contusion) returned to the lineup on Saturday.

Hamilton, who will bat cleanup, said he is feeling much better. He told the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher that he is able to "let it go" swinging and throwing. The Angels were confident enough in Hamilton's status to option J.B. Shuck to the minors earlier in the day. Hamilton was forced to leave Friday's game early after getting hit by a pitch.
Aug 2 - 6:10 PM

Josh Hamilton belted his seventh home run of the season on Friday, but was forced to leave the game early with a contusion on his left middle finger.

Hamilton was hit by a pitch in his final at-bat before departing. It doesn't sound as though the injury is of the serious variety, so expect him to return to the Angels lineup in a day or two.
Aug 1 - 11:05 PM

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1Efren Navarro
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Garrett Richards
4Tyler Skaggs
5Matt Shoemaker
6Hector Santiago
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Jason Grilli
4Kevin Jepsen
5Joe Thatcher
6Mike Morin
7Cory Rasmus
8Fernando Salas
9Yoslan Herrera
10Sean Burnett
11Brian Moran
12Ryan Brasier