Billy Hamilton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Hamilton paying painful price for superb catch "Remember that beautiful leaping catch at the wall center fielder Billy Hamilton made last Friday at St. Louis to rob Matt Carpenter of a home run? Nearly a week later, it appears that the play came with a price. Hamilton was out of the lineup in the Reds' 16-0 loss to the Cubs on Thursday with..." April 22

  • Billy Hamilton to open season at bottom of Reds' lineup

    The Score "Billy Hamilton, the speedy center fielder who spent much of the last two years leading off for the Cincinnati Reds, will open the 2016 campaign hitting at the bottom of the batting order, manager Bryan Price said Thursday. Hamilton, who ranks second in the majors with 113 stolen bases since..." March 31

  • Billy Hamilton wants to prove he belongs atop Reds' batting order

    Cincinnati Enquirer "There’s no question in Billy Hamilton’s mind. He’s a leadoff hitter. “That’s my home, I don’t want to hit nowhere else,” Hamilton said following Wednesday’s workout at the Reds' spring training complex. “I don’t want to hit two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight or nine — I just want to hit..." February 25

  • Billy Hamilton on schedule for Spring return "Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is just about ready for Spring Training after an offseason of rehabilitation for his surgically repaired right shoulder. "The rehab is coming along well," Hamilton said Thursday morning at the kickoff for 2016 Reds Caravan. "I'm not 100 percent yet, but close..." January 29

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Hamilton said shoulder not 100 pct yet but will be by opening of camp. Had surgery in September and he's hitting, throwing, lifting #reds

  • Hamilton cleared for baseball activities "Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton received the green light on Friday that he was hoping for. Hamilton, who had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in September, was cleared to begin baseball activities. "Just no throwing yet," Hamilton said as Redsfest began Friday night. "That's a good..." December 05

  • Reds expect Hamilton to be healthy, switch-hitting, by spring

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds expect Billy Hamilton to show up on time this spring, ready to play, batting from both the left and right side. Hamilton underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder on Tuesday and is expected to be ready to resume "regular baseball activities" in four-to-six weeks. "I don't..." September 30

  • Reds CF Billy Hamilton to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

    SI "Cincinnati Reds centerfielder Billy Hamilton will undergo season-ending arthroscopic shoulder surgery on Friday, general manager Walt Jocketty announced Monday. “We think it’s in his best interest to shut him down now,” Jocketty said. “The idea is to do it now so he can get started on his..." September 22

  • Reds hold meeting to discuss Billy Hamilton plan "The Reds are going over their options for what to do with injured center fielder Billy Hamilton. The 25-year-old, who is out with a right shoulder injury, was in a closed-door meeting with manager Bryan Price, general manager Walt Jocketty and head trainer Paul Lessard on Monday..." September 21

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    C. Trent Rosecrans @ctrent

    #Reds Billy Hamilton won’t be with the team tonight. He’s returning to Cincinnati to have his shoulder examined

  • Reds reinstate Billy Hamilton, call up Brandon Finnegan, among others

    Red Reporter "The Cincinnati Reds made a flurry of moves on Tuesday morning, one of which included the return of Billy Hamilton from the shoulder injury that has cost him several weeks on the 15-day DL. Hamilton went 3 for 11 with 3 BBs, 2 Ks, and a lone stolen base in his 3 game rehab stint with the..." September 08

  • Billy Hamilton will begin a rehab assignment on Saturday

    Hardball Talk "C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Pensacola on Saturday. Hamilton has been on the shelf since August 18, when he suffered a sprained capsule in his right shoulder. " September 05

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    C. Trent Rosecrans @ctrent

    Billy Hamilton’s BP must have gone OK, he’s joining @BlueWahoosBBall on Saturday for a rehab assignment #Reds

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    C. Trent Rosecrans @ctrent

    #Reds Billy Hamilton is supposed to take BP today for the first time since going on DL. Price said he could still do minor-league rehab

  • Reds speedster Billy Hamilton goes on the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is headed to the disabled list with a sprained right shoulder, shutting down the speedster until at least early September. Hamilton’s defense is outstanding and he made big strides with his base-stealing this year after being thrown out a league-high 23 times..." August 19

  • Billy Hamilton seeks momentum after 'confidence builder'

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Thursday's four-hit game reminded Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton of just what he can do in the game, picking up a pair of hits left-handed and another pair right-handed in the Reds' 10-3 victory over Mat Latos and the Dodgers. Hamilton singled twice off Latos as a left-handed batter and..." August 15

  • Reds' Hamilton reaches 50-steal mark in 2nd straight season

    The Score "Billy Hamilton's blazing speed thrust him into an exclusive club Saturday at PNC Park, where he helped the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hamilton, who finished second in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2014, became just the 14th player in history to record at..." August 02

  • Reds only hurting themselves batting Billy Hamilton ninth

    Hardball Talk "At what point does speed outweigh a lousy OBP? Joe Morgan was fond of saying that speed was the No. 1 factor in searching for a leadoff hitter. Statheads used to believe that OBP was everything, that it made far more sense to put a slow guy with a big OBP in the leadoff spot than a fast guy who..." July 18

  • Defenses countering Hamilton's bunting game "The bunt was not only a weapon in Billy Hamilton's arsenal during his rookie season, but an effective one. In the early going of this season, the Reds' speedy leadoff hitter and center fielder has struggled to get bunts down for hits. In 2014, Hamilton was 15-for-44 (.341) when he bunted for..." May 06

  • Could Billy Hamilton steal 100 bases this season?

    Hardball Talk "Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton is 6-for-6 stealing bases in his first three games to start the season. According to Baseball Reference, Hamilton is the first player with six steals through his team’s first three games since Vince Coleman accomplished the feat in 1987 for the Cardinals. Coleman..." April 11

  • Billy Hamilton hard at work after impressive rookie season "Following his rookie year in the Majors last season, Reds center fielder and leadoff hitter Billy Hamilton didn't play winter ball for the first time. But Hamilton hasn't spent all of his offseason time relaxing at home in Mississippi, either. New Triple-A Louisville manager Delino DeShields..." February 03

  • Billy Hamilton was good in center, but can he improve?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "This is another in a periodic series of looks at the Reds position-by-position. Today we look at center field: Billy Hamilton was one of the feel-good stories of the 2014 Reds. He's going to be the center fielder for a long time. He exceeded expectations this year -- particularly until his..." November 26

  • Billy Hamilton still feeling effects of concussion

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Billy Hamilton, wearing his sweatshirt's hood over his head, said Thursday morning he felt "the same" as he did Wednesday night when he suffered what the team called a "mild" concussion while robbing Ryan Braun of a home run. Hamilton was diagnosed with the concussion and will have to clear..." September 25

  • Billy Hamilton robs Ryan Braun of homer, leaves with concussion

    Hardball Talk "What a shame. Hamilton suffered what the Reds are calling a “mild concussion” and left the game following his great catch. ========== Billy Hamilton‘s Rookie of the Year case is built around his speed and defense, and the Reds center fielder just robbed Ryan Braun of a homer:" September 24

  • Billy Hamilton becomes 9th Red with 50 steals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "With the expectations for Billy Hamilton's stolen base total in his first full season in the big leagues, his total of 50 after Aug. 27 seems to be rather modest. Hamilton stole his 50th base of the season in the fourth inning of the Reds' 7-5 victory over the Cubs, taking third base without a..." August 28

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Billy Hamilton: 1st Reds player with 50 SB in season since Deion Sanders had 56 in 1997

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Sore right elbow for Hamilton. #reds

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Hamilton took 3 swings, could not grip bat anymore. Will get looked at by Kremchek again later here. DL is a possibility. More later #reds

  • Billy Hamilton leaves game with hand injury

    CBS Sports "Reds leadoff man Billy Hamilton was forced to leave Thursday's game before he even took a plate appearance due to a hand injury. Here's the play that he injured himself, making an excellent play to rob Carlos Gomez of extra bases in the top of the first inning. The broadcast passed along that..." May 02

  • Billy Hamilton at leadoff, center makes sense for Reds

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The best thing you can say about putting Billy Hamilton No. 1 on the depth chart in center field and the leadoff spot? It makes a whole lot more sense than signing Shin-Soo Choo to a seven-year, $130 million deal. That’s what Choo reportedly agreed to Saturday with the Texas Rangers. The..." December 23

  • Reds GM: Billy Hamilton’s the guy

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The deal Shin-Soo Choo agreed to Saturday — reportedly seven years, $130 million with the Texas Rangers — tells you why the Reds were never serious contenders to re-sign him. “We knew that we didn’t have a chance if he got when I thought he was going to get,” Reds Reds general manager Walt..." December 21

  • With Choo likely gone, Hamilton poised to fill void "Billy Hamilton only spent September watching teammate and Shin-Soo Choo, but he made sure to pay close attention to the man he will likely replace as the Reds' leadoff hitter and center fielder. Hamilton wanted to learn from Choo before that as well. "I didn't get to play with him the whole..." December 07

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    Jamie Ramsey @Jamieblog

    Billy Hamilton is on the Wild Card roster.

  • Hamilton's playoff fate still undetermined

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds are still figuring out exactly what they'll do as far as the postseason roster. That's includes the decision on Billy Hamilton. "We haven't finalized that yet" Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. "We really haven't. We probably won't talk about it until Sunday or Monday." The..." September 28

  • Hamilton, Bruce lift Reds past Astros 6-5 for sweep

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It wasn't pretty and it wasn't quick but the Reds did leave Houston with a three-game sweep of the lowly Astros beating Houston 6-5 in 13 innings. The Reds' 87th win of the season (and Astros' 101st loss) began on Wednesday and finished on Thursday at 12:28 a.m. Houston time. Both teams bungled..." September 19

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    Jamie Ramsey @Jamieblog

    Billy Hamilton getting the start tonight for the @Reds in CF. #Whiff

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Hamilton will get a call-up. Will meet team Monday in Cincinnati #reds @Cincienquirer

  • Reds re-assign Billy Hamilton

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds reassigned outfielder Billy Hamilton and right-hander Drew Hayes to minor-league camp on Tuesday. Hamilton, the team's top prospect, played in 12 games for the big-league team this spring, hitting .174 with a .240 on-base percentage. He did hit a triple in his lone at-bat on Monday,..." March 20

  • Reds reassign OF Billy Hamilton, RHP Drew Hayes to minor-league camp

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds reassigned outfielder Billy Hamilton and right-hander Drew Hayes to minor-league camp on Tuesday. Hamilton, the team’s top prospect, played in 12 games for the big-league team this spring, hitting .174 with a .240 on-base percentage. He did hit a triple in his lone at-bat on Monday,..." March 19

  • So far, so good with Billy Hamilton in CF

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Billy Hamilton has gotten early passing grades in the center field. Hamilton, the Reds’ No. 1 prospect, is transitioning from shortstop to center field. Hamilton handled three chance yesterday in the howling winds in the game with Cleveland. “He’s looked good,” Dusty Baker said. “Unless they..." February 25

  • Reds prospect Billy Hamilton center of attention

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Billy Hamilton was working on bunting Thursday. Hitting coach Brook Jacoby asked Donald Lutz to call whether they were hits or not. Hamilton bunted one fairly hard toward third base. "Knock," Lutz said. "Really?" Jacoby asked. "If it's fair, it's pretty much a hit," Lutz said. Lutz would..." February 16