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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 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

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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

Josh Hamilton finished 1-for-4 with a walk and a double, but the Rangers dropped Wednesday's contest to the Diamondbacks.

Hamilton returned to the Rangers' lineup on Tuesday and went 0-for-4 following a minor right hip injury. It was just his fifth game since being activated from the disabled list on June 30. The outfielder, in 46 plate appearances, is hitting .268/.348/.512 with two home runs and five RBI.
Jul 8 - 11:38 PM

Josh Hamilton (hip) returned to the Rangers' lineup Tuesday.

Hamilton hadn't played since Friday due to what the team referred to has a groin issue but he says is more a right hip injury. His left hamstring also still isn't 100 percent yet, but Hamilton will try to gut it out for a few games before the All-Star break.
Jul 7 - 7:08 PM

Rangers manager Jeff Bannister said Sunday that the team has not considered placing Josh Hamilton (groin) on the disabled list.

Hamilton is considered day-to-day with a groin strain. He underwent a precautionary MRI on Saturday that appears to have confirmed there was no serious ailment, and the slugger should be able to rejoin the Rangers lineup in a couple of days.
Jul 5 - 5:02 PM

Josh Hamilton could be placed back on the disabled list with a strained groin.

It's being called a groin strain, but Rangers manager Jeff Banister admitted that Hamilton's "whole lower half" has been an issue since he went on the disabled list with a strained hamstring at the end of May. The results of an MRI Saturday haven't been revealed yet, but it appears Hamilton could be shut down again. "Obviously, we’ll see where he is throughout the night," Banister said Saturday. "We’ll continue to try to manage how he feels. This is a guy we’d like to have for an extended period of time. I’m trying my best to figure this whole thing out with him and what is best for Josh."
Jul 5 - 8:48 AM

Josh Hamilton is not in the Rangers' lineup Saturday against the Angels.

He'll sit out against southpaw Hector Santiago. Ryan Rua will get the start in left field and bat second. Hamilton went 1-for-3 Friday in his first game against the Angels since getting traded earlier this year.
Jul 4 - 5:17 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Adam Rosales
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
CF1Delino DeShields
2Leonys Martin
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Martin Perez
4Colby Lewis
5Nick Martinez
6Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Keone Kela
3Tanner Scheppers
4Jake Diekman
5Spencer Patton
6Sam Freeman
7Alex Claudio
8Sam Dyson
9Nick Tepesch
10Lisalverto Bonilla