Josh Hamilton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jeff Banister doesn't need 'MVP' Josh Hamilton in 2016, just wants him to be 'one of the guys'

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister joined Ben & Skin on KRLD-FM 105.3 The Fan to talk all things baseball. Here are some highlights: How do you plan around Josh Hamilton, an elite talent, but always seem to miss time due to health issues? Banister: Remember last year, he didn't have any..." January 28

  • Josh Hamilton gets cortisone shot to help knee problems

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "What unfolded Friday night in two media sessions before the Texas Rangers Dr Pepper Awards Dinner wasn’t at all surprising. In fact, it’s likely what the Rangers had been anticipating. Adrian Beltre is the model of fitness, at least for him. He is no longer limited by his surgically repaired..." January 23

  • Josh Hamilton pushing toward becoming Rangers' regular left fielder

    Dallas Morning News "Less than three weeks after he underwent surgery on his left knee, Josh Hamilton could become the Rangers' regular left fielder. Manager Jeff Banister left open the possibility that Hamilton, who played eight innings in the outfield on Saturday in his first start in six weeks, will not be..." September 29

  • Josh Hamilton's knee well enough to do OF drills for second straight day

    Dallas Morning News "Josh Hamilton's repaired left knee responded well enough for him to do outfield drills for the second consecutive day. The Rangers want Hamilton reach the point where he can stay in a game after batting." September 25

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    Stefan Stevenson @StevensonFWST

    Josh Hamilton had a small tear in his medial meniscus repaired. #Rangers optimistic but no timetable.

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    TR Sullivan @Sullivan_Ranger

    Josh Hamilton to have cleanup knee surgery. ..Rangers still hope he can come back before end of season

  • Rangers' Hamilton to undergo surgery to clean-up knee, hopes to play this season

    The Score "Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton is preparing to go under the knife in an attempt to save his season. Hamilton will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Friday to clean up his left knee, with the hope being that he'll be able to return to the lineup before the end of the season. The..." September 10

  • GM: Josh Hamilton may be limited to pinch-hitting duty for rest of season

    ESPN "Josh Hamilton, who was activated off the disabled list Tuesday, might not play the outfield again for the Texas Rangers this season and instead be limited to pinch-hitting duties, general manager Jon Daniels said Monday. "That's where my head is at," Daniels told the Dallas Morning News. "With..." September 02

  • Josh Hamilton not yet ready to play for Texas Rangers

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers are likely to activate Josh Hamilton from the disabled list Tuesday, the day when rosters can be expanded, but he’s not likely to be anything more than a pinch-hitting option at that point. Hamilton has been on the DL since August 16 due to right knee inflammation. The knee has..." August 30

  • Josh Hamilton Headed Back to the Disabled List

    NBC Sports "The Texas Rangers said Thursday they're sending outfielder Josh Hamilton back to the 15-day disabled list and have activated outfielder Will Venable. Hamilton's designation is retroactive to Aug. 16 for inflammation in his left knee. "Venable, 32, was acquired from the San Diego Padres in..." August 21

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    John Blake @RangerBlake

    Rangers place Josh Hamilton on 15 day disabled list retro to August 16 with left knee inflammation. Will Venable added to active roster.

  • Rangers’ Josh Hamilton to get MRI on knee: ‘This feels a little more uncomfortable than usual’

    Dallas Morning News "Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, dealing with renewed soreness in his chronically sore left knee, will undergo an MRI exam on Friday to determine if he’s dealing with something more debilitating. Hamilton has had two surgeries on each knee and regularly receives injections of synthetic..." August 14

  • Hamilton may go back on disabled list

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton could be headed to the disabled list again, this time with a groin strain. Hamilton had an MRI on Saturday but the results had not been revealed as of 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Hamilton wasn’t in the Rangers lineup for Saturday’s game with the Angels. He came..." July 05

  • Mike Scioscia says Josh Hamilton should apologize to Angels owner Arte Moreno

    Hardball Talk "Josh Hamilton came off the disabled list and rejoined the Rangers just in time to play his old team this weekend, but the former MVP doesn’t think facing the Angels three months after they ate most of his contract to make him go away is a big deal. Here’s what Hamilton told Scott Boeck of USA..." July 03

  • Rangers activate Josh Hamilton, send Joey Gallo to minors

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers on Tuesday activated Josh Hamilton from the DL and ended Joey Gallo’s one-month exposure to the major leagues. Gallo was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock in order to make room for Hamilton. Gallo had not played above Double-A before the Rangers purchased his contract on June..." July 01

  • Josh Hamilton could play center field for Rangers after return from DL

    Sporting News "Josh Hamilton is nearing a return from his latest stint on the disabled list, and the Rangers might have a different role in mind for the outfielder once he's back on the active roster. Hamilton could rejoin the team as early as Monday — and play center field. According to the Dallas Morning..." June 29

  • Josh Hamilton begins rehab assignment

    ESPN Dallas "Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored as the designated hitter for Double-A Frisco on Wednesday in the first game of his rehab assignment. He will join Triple-A Round Rock in New Orleans on Thursday. Hamilton hasn't played since he strained his..." June 25

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    Anthony Andro @aandro

    Josh Hamilton begins rehab assignment tomorrow in Frisco. Hopes to join Rangers in Baltimore.

  • Rangers' Hamilton could begin rehab assignment next week "Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, sidelined most of the season due to injury, has begun full workouts and could begin a rehab assignment next week, according to the Dallas Morning News. Hamilton went on the disabled list with a strained hamstring on June 1 -- just seven games into his..." June 20

  • Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton receives PRP injection to aid hamstring

    Dallas Morning News "Josh Hamilton received an injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Thursday to help accelerate the healing of his strained left hamstring. Hamilton, who is expected to miss a month with a Grade 2 strain, is not expected to swing a bat for the next week in order. “It’s frustrating, but you..." June 05

  • Rangers to lose Josh Hamilton for approximately four weeks

    Dallas Morning News "Josh Hamilton’s major league career can be summed up with two terms: Incredible talent; numerous injuries. It also works as a description for his first week back with the Rangers. After an impressive first week that included a two-homer game and a walk-off double, the other side surfaced..." June 05

  • Hamilton confident he can regain All-Star form with Rangers

    ESPN Dallas "Josh Hamilton spent Thursday morning playing with his four daughters, then he drove to Globe Life Park, where he'll play his first home game as a member of the Texas Rangers since 2012. A few fans were waiting for autographs as he arrived at the ballpark. Life, he said, is good. It'll get..." May 28

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Josh Hamilton playing LF and batting 5th in 2015 debut for #Rangers

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Josh Hamilton to return to Triple A Round Rock on Thursday, play through Saturday, be reevaluated. Looks like a Cleveland return. #Rangers

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    #Rangers say Josh Hamilton will go to Double A beginning Saturday. To play Saturday, Sunday, off Monday. Back to Triple A Tuesday, Wednesday

  • Hamilton feels good about his Tuesday performance

    Fox Sports Southwest "Tuesday night was a good one for Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton. Not only did Hamilton go 1-for-2 with a two-run single in his rehab appearance for Triple A Round Rock but he felt more comfortable than he has during the rehab process. "Tonight I was able to stay back and do what I..." May 13

  • Josh Hamilton goes 1-3 with 2 K's in "jumpy" 1st rehab start at Triple-A Round Rock

    The Score "Josh Hamilton's oft-traveled road back to the big leagues began with a bloop single and ended with two strikeouts, but it was still a step in the right direction. The Texas Rangers' Triple-A affiliate Round Rock Express were downed 7-0 by Nashville, the Oakland Athletics Triple-A squad, with..." May 11

  • Rangers ready to send Josh Hamilton to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "After spending some time in Arizona at the Rangers’ extended spring training complex Josh Hamilton is ready to start playing at Triple-A. Jeff Wilson of the Forth Worth Star Telegram reports that Hamilton could join Triple-A Round Rock as soon as Sunday, beginning what figures to be a..." May 09

  • Report: Hamilton could begin rehab assignment next weekend

    The Score "Josh Hamilton is inching closer to making his season debut with the Texas Rangers. Hamilton faced live pitching Saturday at the team's spring facility in Arizona and is slated to play his first extended spring training game Monday. He could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock as..." May 04

  • Two good signs for Rangers: Josh Hamilton in shape and eager

    Dallas Morning News "Two workouts completed by Josh Hamilton, and one question answered for the Rangers. Hamilton did not spend his time away from the game lounging on a couch, gorging on junk food. The Rangers and Hamilton are pleased with his response to two days of baseball activity. Despite undergoing..." May 02

  • Before Texas trade, Dodgers were involved in Hamilton trade scenarios

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers were in the middle of the Josh Hamilton trade talks before the cross-town Angels traded him to his preferred Rangers, according to sources familiar with the discussions. The Dodgers are believed to have discussed both straight deals and three-way scenarios that would have sent..." April 30

  • Josh Hamilton: Angels knew what the risks were with signing me

    Larry Brown Sports "Before the Los Angeles Angels decided to eat $68 million to basically give Josh Hamilton back to his old team, owner Arte Moreno explored ways to void the 33-year-old’s contract. Instead of getting into a legal battle over the matter, the frustrated Angels just decided to trade the..." April 28

  • Done deal: Josh Hamilton traded by Angels to Rangers

    USA Today "It's official: Josh Hamilton is heading back to the Texas Rangers. Hamilton, the Los Angeles Angels and Rangers on Monday finalized a trade that will send the troubled slugger and 2010 American League MVP back to Arlington, where he enjoyed five All-Star seasons and steered nearly clear of the..." April 28

  • Report: Josh Hamilton could rejoin Angels in June

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh Hamilton’s future with the Los Angeles Angels has looked incredibly uncertain over the past several weeks, but the team apparently has a plan that involves him remaining with the organization — at least in the short term. According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, Hamilton could..." April 22

  • Scioscia: Hamilton needs 'a lot of evaluation' "Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that outfielder Josh Hamilton (right shoulder surgery) will report to the club's training facility in Arizona this week to begin baseball activities. "We'll see where Josh is," the manager said. "A lot of evaluating needs to take place, both on and off..." April 21

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Scioscia said Hamilton will report to extended spring "this week." #Angels

  • Angels have a comeback plan for Josh Hamilton

    Los Angeles Times "The Angels have mapped out a comeback regimen for Josh Hamilton, under which the troubled outfielder could rejoin the team in early June. Under the tentative plan, Hamilton would report to the Angels' Arizona training complex for two to three weeks of work with the team's extended spring..." April 21

  • Josh Hamilton -- Wife Blindsided By Divorce ... I Never Cheated On Him'

    TMZ "Josh Hamilton's wife Katie says she was completely "blindsided" by her husband's decision to file for divorce -- telling TMZ Sports she'll always love the baseball star. Hamilton filed the divorce docs back in February ... seeking to end their 11-year marriage. "It came out of nowhere,"..." April 20

  • Josh Hamilton files for divorce from wife Katie

    ESPN Los Angeles "Angels slugger Josh Hamilton is in the process of getting divorced from his wife, Katie, according to court documents filed in North Texas. The divorce petition was filed in February in Tarrant County, where Hamilton played five seasons with the Texas Rangers, The Dallas Morning News..." April 20

  • HamBone Wife Cheated Claims Josh in Divorce Filing

    Halos Heaven "Oh, well that explains it. Say no more. Apparently, Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton woke up one day in February and realized he was married to a cheating wife. This caused him to go on an isolated mini-binge. Well that screwed things up almost like his wife screwed around while getting..." April 19

  • Angels' Mike Scioscia not convinced Josh Hamilton getting help he needs

    Los Angeles Times "Angels Manager Mike Scioscia came away from a meeting with Josh Hamilton with a feeling of "frustration" that the outfielder is not getting enough help and support after suffering a substance abuse relapse that has triggered an ugly dispute with the team. "We feel that there's really no clarity..." April 18

  • Rehabbed Brewers pitcher: Angels should support Josh Hamilton

    USA Today "Milwaukee Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress has never met Josh Hamilton, but knows everything about him. He has never used drugs with Hamilton, but understands everything about the addiction. Jeffress, who twice has been suspended from baseball for smoking marijuana in the minor leagues, and..." April 17

  • Cowlishaw: Why the Rangers should trade for Josh Hamilton

    Dallas Morning News "Now that the Rangers and Angels have finished playing each other, they should take the next step. And that’s talking to each other. About Josh Hamilton. It's not out of the question. It's not crazy. Certain aspects of a Hamilton-back-to-Texas deal make a lot of sense. There are three..." April 16

  • Angels reportedly protected by provisions in Josh Hamilton's contract

    Sporting News "The Angels could be protected by language in Josh Hamilton’s contract if both sides decide to escalate their dispute over the former MVP’s status with the club. Fox Sports reported Hamilton’s contract contains three separate provisions allowing them to terminate the deal or convert it to..." April 15

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Moreno says Angels have separate language in Hamilton's contract vs relapse and they may try to enforce it.

  • Angels owner won't confirm Josh Hamilton's return to team

    Sporting News "Angels owner Arte Moreno told reporters Friday that Josh Hamilton may not return to the team after his stint on the disabled list is over. Moreno also said the Angels have language in Hamilton's contract that allows recourse if Hamilton drank alcohol or used drugs. Moreno hinted that they're..." April 11

  • MLB won't probe Angels on handling of Josh Hamilton leak

    SI "MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says that he will not investigate whether the Los Angeles Angels released confidential information about outfielder Josh Hamilton. In February it was reported that Hamilton, 33, had a reported substance abuse relapse and had met with MLB officials in New York to..." April 09

  • Josh Hamilton is Jordan Belfort, But Do They Care?

    Halos Heaven "If you’re gonna fail upward, it’s gonna take some shoulders to climb upon. And if you’re making a ladder out of men as you clamber up that tower, don’t bother thinking too much about how they might squeak as the heel hits the flesh. The lie beneath last week’s dogpile callout of the Angels..." April 06

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Manfred says decision on possible Josh Hamilton suspension to come "shortly after" Opening Day, he tells SiriusXM. #Angels

  • MLB’s delayed Josh Hamilton ruling could keep the Angels from extending Huston Street "Opening Day is only a week away, and veteran closer Huston Street is still hopeful of getting an extension done with the Angels. The feeling is apparently mutual, but the Angels could be in a holding pattern while awaiting word from Major League Baseball on a potential suspension for Josh..." March 31