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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 (shoulder) will remain on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock through Saturday.
The Rangers had left open the possibility that Hamilton would join them for this weekend's series against the Yankees, but it's looking like his season debut will come on Monday in Cleveland. Hamilton has fared well at the plate on his rehab assignment so far, batting .387/.424/.516 with four doubles over nine games between Double- and Triple-A. May 20 - 11:04 AM

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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Sunday that the club is leaning towards having Josh Hamilton (shoulder) make his season debut during the May 25-27 series versus the Indians.

It's possible he could be activated for the series against the Yankees next weekend, but it appears the Indians series is the likelier scenario. Hamilton is batting .333/.360/.417 with two doubles and three RBI over seven rehab contests to this point.
May 17 - 2:10 PM

Josh Hamilton will be reevaluated next Wednesday.

Hamilton is scheduled to play Saturday and Sunday at Double-A Frisco and then Tuesday and Wednesday back at Triple-A Round Rock. It's possible he could be added to the Rangers' active roster after that. The 33-year-old outfielder is 2-for-9 with two RBI so far on his minor league rehab assignment. He's recovering from February shoulder surgery.
May 14 - 3:26 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) went 1-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in a minor league rehab game with Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday.

All three at-bats came against veteran southpaw Barry Zito. It was the first game of what is expected to be a lengthy rehab assignment before he rejoins the Rangers before the end of May.
May 10 - 6:53 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend with Triple-A Round Rock.

The Rangers will make a final decision after an extended spring training game on Friday. The most recent report said the minor league rehab assignment would begin next week, but either way, he's getting close. The expectation is that he'll be ready to join the Rangers by the end of the month.
May 7 - 5:59 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock next week.

It had been reported previously that he'd begin the assignment later this week, but the Rangers are pushing it back a few days. Hamilton has played in extended spring training games the last couple days and is expected back before the end of May.
May 6 - 12:02 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) went hitless in four at-bats Monday in an extended spring training game.

Hamilton hit three grounders to first base and then struck out in his fourth and final plate appearance of the afternoon. He played three innings in left field. The veteran slugger is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week and should join the Rangers' active roster by the end of May.
May 4 - 3:35 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is expected to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Round Rock later this week.

Hamilton's surgically-repaired shoulder is no longer an issue, but he's being worked back into playing shape. He's been training at the Rangers' spring training complex and faced live pitching Saturday for the first time. The big club expects Hamilton to join them towards the end of the month.
May 3 - 12:09 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will play three innings Monday in an extended spring training game.

Hamilton isn't ready to play the field yet, so he'll only bat. The former Angel underwent shoulder surgery during spring training and is slated to return in late May. In the meantime, Jake Smolinski and Carlos Peguero will fill in at left field. Hamilton has been in decline for years but a return to Texas may rejuvenate his fantasy value. 84 of his 192 career home runs have come at Globe Life Park.
May 2 - 6:16 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said earlier this week that the club hopes Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will be ready for activation in late May.

Previous timetables had Hamilton possibly returning as soon as mid-May, but it appears the goal is to get him back late this month. Hamilton is recovered from shoulder surgery, but he's essentially in spring training mode right now and needs to work himself back into game shape. Rangers outfield instructor Dwayne Murphy said Wednesday that he's pleased with how Hamilton has looked in workouts. "I like what I see from him, especially the eagerness to play," Murphy said. "I have to put the reins on him because he wants to do a lot more. That is good."
May 1 - 11:00 AM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports hears the Dodgers were involved in talks with the Angels for Josh Hamilton before he was traded to the Rangers.

Every scenario still had Hamilton ending up in Texas, Heyman said, but the Dodgers wanted to get involved in hopes of trading cash for prospects. The Dodgers, obviously, have no use for Hamilton, so there's no reason to think they're in the market for an outfielder despite the report.
Apr 29 - 9:09 PM

Rangers acquired OF Josh Hamilton from the Angels for cash considerations.

The deal was officially announced by the Angels' Twitter account on Monday afternoon. Anaheim is expected to eat $68 million of the $80 million still owed to Hamilton from his original five-year, $125 million agreement with the club. He'll get a fresh restart in Texas after a falling out with the Angels brought on by his offseason alcohol and cocaine relapse. Hamilton is expected to be recovered from shoulder surgery in mid- to late-May and carries considerably more fantasy value with the Rangers than he would have with the Halos.
Apr 27 - 3:35 PM

Josh Hamilton has been spotted at the Rangers' Globe Life Park.

Which presumably means the trade sending him from Anaheim to Texas has been completed and will be formally announced on Monday afternoon. The Angels are reportedly going to eat $68 million of the $80 million owed to Hamilton. His deal will also now reportedly carry an opt-out clause for after the 2016 season. Hamilton is due back from shoulder surgery in mid-May. It's a pretty great deal for Texas if the 33-year-old outfielder can stay on the straight and narrow.
Apr 27 - 2:54 PM

Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that the trade sending Josh Hamilton to the Rangers is still expected to be finalized on Monday.

There had been rumblings that the two sides would clear all hurdles and get it done on Sunday afternoon, but it looks as though that was optimistic. The Angels are said to be willing to eat up to $68 million remaining on Hamilton's deal, and the beleaguered outfielder is expected to receive an opt-out clause in the contract following the 2016 season.
Apr 26 - 11:25 PM

MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports that the trade of Josh Hamilton to the Rangers could be finalized as soon as Sunday afternoon.

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan says the deal could be announced Sunday evening. The Angels are reportedly willing to eat $68 million of the $80 million remaining on Hamilton's contract in order to get something done. Hamilton will sacrifice $6 million of guaranteed money and will receive an opt-out clause in his deal after the 2016 season.
Apr 26 - 2:46 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Adam Rosales
2Tommy Field
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
DH1Mitch Moreland
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Ross Detwiler
5Nick Martinez
6Wandy Rodriguez
7Phil Klein
8Matt Harrison
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Tanner Scheppers
5Anthony Bass
6Alex Claudio
7Sam Freeman
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Nick Tepesch
10Lisalverto Bonilla