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Billy Hamilton | Outfielder

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

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Billy Hamilton (shoulder) is expected to resume baseball activities in 4-6 weeks.
Hamilton underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday. He'll obviously be ready to go come spring training and the Reds plan to keep letting him switch-hit rather than give up batting from the left side as had been discussed. Hamilton hit just .226/.274/.289 this season. Sep 30 - 8:54 AM

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Reds placed OF Billy Hamilton on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to September 17, with a right shoulder sprain.

It's nothing more than a procedural move, as Hamilton has already been ruled out for the remainder of the 2015 season. He underwent surgery on Friday to repair the capsule in his ailing right shoulder. Hamilton is expected to make a full recovery and should be ready to roll for spring training.
Sep 26 - 9:31 AM

Billy Hamilton will undergo surgery on Friday to repair the capsule in his right shoulder.

General manager Walt Jocketty said that the outfielder doesn't have any structural damage, but they think the surgery will help and he'll be ready for spring training. Hamilton initially injured his shoulder a month ago and aggravated the ailment last week. The Reds were considering keeping him on the roster down the stretch as a pinch-runner but ultimately decided it was too risky.
Sep 21 - 11:35 PM

Billy Hamilton could undergo surgery to repair the capsule in his right shoulder.

He first injured the shoulder in mid-August and then aggravated it late last week. Surgery is just one of the options, as Hamilton, Reds manager Bryan Price, general manager Walt Jocketty and head trainer Paul Lessard met on Monday to discuss what to do. They haven't decided on a plan yet, as it's possible Hamilton could stay active as a pinch-runner in the final weeks. "As many close games as we've played, he could have a lot of value," Price said. "That being said, to exacerbate a pre-existing condition or just make it worse is not a good idea." It's unclear how long an operation would sideline Hamilton, but those in redraft leagues can cut him loose.
Sep 21 - 9:02 PM

Billy Hamilton (shoulder) is not in the Reds' starting lineup Monday night in St. Louis.

Hamilton hasn't appeared in a game since stealing a base as a pinch-runner last Wednesday. Teams aren't as forthcoming with injury information in September because rosters have expanded, so there's no telling when the speedster might be ready to return. He's been bothered by a shoulder injury for much of the summer and aggravated it early last week.
Sep 21 - 3:47 PM

Billy Hamilton has returned to Cincinnati to have his ailing right shoulder examined.

Hamilton aggravated his shoulder injury on Monday and hasn't started a game since (although he did steal a base as a pinch-runner Wednesday). The Reds previously hadn't expressed much concern over the setback, but it appears it might be worse than initially thought. Even if Hamilton's injury doesn't turn out to be serious, the Reds might wind up playing it safe and go ahead and shut him down.
Sep 18 - 1:41 PM

Billy Hamilton (shoulder) swiped a base as a pinch-runner Wednesday in the Reds' loss to the Giants.

Hamilton made an early exit from Monday's series opener against the Giants with lingering discomfort in his right shoulder and has been held out of the Reds' starting lineup since. It's something he's probably going to have to manage the rest of the way.
Sep 17 - 8:42 AM

Billy Hamilton (shoulder) is not in the Reds' lineup Tuesday.

Hamilton was pulled from Monday's game after feeling soreness in the same shoulder that landed him on the disabled list last month. The Reds aren't viewing it as a serious setback, but he might miss a few games. Jason Bourgeois will start in center field and bat leadoff Tuesday.
Sep 15 - 6:05 PM

Billy Hamilton left Monday's game versus the Giants after aggravating his right shoulder injury.

Hamilton just returned less than a week ago after missing three weeks of action with a sprained capsule in the shoulder. The Reds are saying his removal was precautionary, so it appears at this point that they're just being careful here. More should be known about Hamilton's status on Tuesday.
Sep 15 - 12:17 AM

Billy Hamilton went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases and a run scored Friday against the Cardinals.

With 56 steals, Hamilton has matched his total from last season. However, he has taken a step back at the plate, batting just .229/.275/.294 over 111 games.
Sep 12 - 1:25 PM

Billy Hamilton is starting in center field and batting leadoff in Wednesday's game versus the Pirates.

Hamilton wasn't in Tuesday's lineup despite being activated earlier in the day. He's in there for Wednesday's contest, though, and is even hitting leadoff.
Sep 9 - 1:44 PM

Billy Hamilton is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Pirates.

Hamilton was activated off the disabled list Tuesday, but Bryan Price will wait to get him back into the lineup. Jason Bourgeois will start in center field and bat leadoff against left-hander Francisco Liriano.
Sep 8 - 1:56 PM

Reds activated OF Billy Hamilton from the 15-day disabled list.

Hamilton has been sidelined since August 18 with a sprained capsule in his right shoulder, but he made it through a minor league rehab assignment without any issues. The 24-year-old is batting just .226/.272/.290 this season, but he's 54-for-61 in stolen base attempts. Fantasy owners will be happy to get his speed back in the lineup.
Sep 8 - 10:39 AM

Billy Hamilton (shoulder) is expected to return to the Reds' starting lineup on Tuesday.

Hamilton played in a couple rehab games over the weekend at Double-A Pensacola, tallying three hits and a stolen base in seven at-bats. The 24-year-old speedster has been on the disabled list since August 19 with a sprained capsule in his right shoulder.
Sep 7 - 11:52 AM

Billy Hamilton (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Pensacola on Saturday.

With the minor league season coming to an end soon, it's likely that Hamilton will only be there for a couple of games before he's activated by the Reds. Fantasy owners waiting on his speed should get Hamilton back in the lineup at some point before the end of next week.
Sep 4 - 8:09 PM

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