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Billy Hamilton | Outfielder | #6

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 160
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (0) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Billy Hamilton is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.
Hamilton was activated from the bereavement list on Monday, but he wasn't in the lineup. He's batting second against Danny Salazar in his return to action. May 17 - 2:08 PM

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Reds activated OF Billy Hamilton from the bereavement list.

Hamilton had to head back home last week after his three-year-old nephew passed away in a car accident. He is back on the major league roster, now, though it wouldn't be a surprise if he takes a few days to return to the swing of things given the tragic circumstances. He is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Indians.
May 16 - 2:31 PM

Reds placed OF Billy Hamilton on the bereavement list.

Hamilton is headed home after his nephew was tragically killed in a car accident. Jose Peraza has replaced him on the roster.
May 13 - 1:39 PM

Billy Hamilton will return home to be with his family following the car accident that took the life of his three-year-old nephew, K.C. Cole.

Tragic, just tragic. Our condolences to the Cole family. Not that baseball matters when it comes to something like this, but Hamilton is expected to rejoin the Reds for Friday's series opener against the Phillies.
May 11 - 8:38 PM

Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

The Reds have a bunch of backups in there for a tilt against the Brewers, as Tyler Holt is in center field for Hamilton, Ivan DeJesus is at shortstop for Zack Cozart, Jordan Pacheco is at third base for Eugenio Suarez and Ramon Cabrera is at catcher for Tucker Barnhart.

Billy Hamilton (thumb) is back in the Reds' starting lineup Thursday against the Brewers.

Hamilton has been in and out of the Reds' lineup over the last couple of weeks because of a jammed left thumb. The 25-year-old center fielder was able to serve as a late-inning defensive replacement on Wednesday night and he will bat second Thursday versus Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson.
May 5 - 1:12 PM

Billy Hamilton (thumb) served as a defensive replacement on Wednesday against the Giants.

Hamilton took over center field from Tyler Holt in the top of the ninth inning after being held out for the first eight innings due to lingering discomfort in his left thumb. It's a pretty strong indication that his full return is close. Hamilton, 25, is batting just .215/.271/.354 with five stolen bases in 24 games this season.
May 5 - 8:50 AM

Billy Hamilton (thumb) will sit out Wednesday.

Hamilton was pulled from Tuesday night's game against the Giants after reaggravating his left thumb, which he originally jammed April 15 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Consider the speedster day-to-day. Tyler Holt is starting in center field and batting second Wednesday versus San Francisco right-hander Jake Peavy.
May 4 - 9:50 AM

Billy Hamilton was removed from Tuesday's game against the Giants with a jammed left thumb.

Hamilton first jammed the thumb April 15 at Busch Stadium while making a diving catch and it has bothered him off and on since. He was 0-for-2 before exiting on Tuesday night and is batting just .215/.271/.354 in 23 games this season. Tyler Holt took over in center field.
May 3 - 9:55 PM

Billy Hamilton is batting second for the Reds on Sunday.

Hamilton has spent most of the season in the No. 9 spot but has earned a move up in the order with six hits in his last 17 at-bats. Zack Cozart remains in the leadoff spot for the Reds, while Eugenio Suarez has been moved down to the No. 6 spot.
May 1 - 10:57 AM

Billy Hamilton went 3-for-4 with a run scored in a loss to the Pirates on Saturday.

Hamilton, batting ninth, had three of the Reds' six hits against Francisco Liriano and company. The multi-hit game was Hamilton's first of the season -- he had just six hits coming into the game. Needless to say, it's been a disappointing start to the year for the 25-year-old, who's hitting just .218 with four steals in 20 games.
Apr 30 - 10:52 PM

Billy Hamilton (thumb) is back in center field for the Reds on Monday night against the Mets.

He'll bat ninth versus Mets righty Noah Syndergaard. Hamilton took several games with a bruised left thumb. The speedy center fielder is batting just .158/.256/.342 with two stolen bases in 15 games this season.
Apr 25 - 2:46 PM

Billy Hamilton (thumb) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Sunday's blowout loss to the Cubs.

Hamilton hadn't appeared in a game since Wednesday due to a bruised left thumb. It's a good sign for that injury that he already feels well enough to swing a bat and the 25-year-old center fielder should return to full-time duty this week. Hamilton is batting .158/.256/.342 with two stolen bases and six runs scored in 15 games this season for Cincinnati.
Apr 25 - 8:34 AM

Billy Hamilton (thumb) remained out of the Reds' lineup on Sunday.

Hamilton hasn't played since Wednesday due to a bruised left thumb, although he'll take batting practice Sunday and could be available off the bench. Scott Schebler is in center field for the Reds. The club is also resting Devin Mesoraco and Zack Cozart, as Tucker Barnhart and Ivan DeJesus are filling in at catcher and shortstop, respectively.

Billy Hamilton (thumb) remained out of the Reds' lineup Friday.

He's missed the last two starts due to a bruised left thumb. Hamilton should have a shot to return sometime over the weekend. Tyler Holt is starting in center field Friday in his place.
Apr 22 - 1:28 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tucker Barnhart
2Ramon Cabrera
3Kyle Skipworth
4Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
2Jordan Pacheco
LF1Adam Duvall
2Juan Duran
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4John Lamb
5Alfredo Simon
6Brandon Finnegan
7Daniel Wright
8Dan Straily
9Jon Moscot
Relief Pitcher
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5J.C. Ramirez
6Dayan Diaz
7A.J. Morris
8Josh Smith
9Michael Lorenzen