Josh Hamilton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Length of Hamilton's potential suspension unclear "Josh Hamilton's potential suspension for a drug of abuse would not hinge on his recovery from shoulder surgery. The Angels' outfielder would begin serving a suspension at the beginning of the regular season, regardless of whether he would've started the year on the disabled list, according to..." February 28

  • Josh Hamilton suffered drug relapse

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton suffered a drug relapse involving the use of cocaine and alcohol in the offseason, according to a New York Daily News report. Hamilton has a well-documented history of substance abuse problems dating to his days in the minor leagues, when he was..." February 28

  • Friend of Josh Hamilton says slugger should retire

    USA Today "Roy Silver, one of Josh Hamilton's closest friends and a mentor in his struggles with addiction, says the best thing for the Los Angeles Angels outfielder is to retire from baseball. Silver last spoke with Hamilton around Christmas and feared something was amiss. Since then, based on..." February 27

  • Too early to know if Josh Hamilton's relapse has implications for Angels "On Wednesday, our Jon Heyman heard Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton suffered a relapse in his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. He admitted the relapse to MLB and was in New York for a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday. Clearly, priority number one here is Hamilton's health. He will..." February 26

  • Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine”

    Hardball Talk "Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday afternoon that Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton had been summoned to New York City to meet with Major League Baseball officials concerning a “disciplinary issue.” There was immediate speculation from various corners of the internet that..." February 26

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Asked a baseball executive if Hamilton’s discipline was for PEDs. His response: “Worse.” The executive declined to elaborate.

  • Angels “bracing for penalties” as Josh Hamilton meets with MLB about “disciplinary issue”

    Hardball Talk "Josh Hamilton is already facing a 2-3 month recovery timetable following shoulder surgery and now Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels outfielder “is meeting with Major League Baseball officials Wednesday about a disciplinary issue and the team is bracing for possible..." February 25

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Josh Hamilton had his AC joint surgery completed today. No unexpected complications. Out 6-8 weeks. #Angels

  • Angels' Josh Hamilton set for shoulder surgery, out 6-8 weeks "Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will undergo surgery to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder, the team announced Tuesday. Hamilton will need six-to-eight weeks to recover from the procedure, which may delay the beginning of his season to allow him the proper time to recover and prepare. He..." February 03

  • Halos' Hamilton expects big year at plate in 2015 "Josh Hamilton's personal goals haven't changed, even though expectations from the outside have plunged. "I'm gonna say .300, 30 and 100," Hamilton said Sunday night, referencing his batting average, home run and RBI totals when asked about his own expectations for 2015. "Keep it simple. Those..." January 26

  • To trade Hamilton or not to trade him? That is the question for Halos

    Fox Sports "A scout with whom I speak regularly predicted Tuesday that Josh Hamilton would not open the season as a member of the Angels. I would not go that far. But I would bet that Hamilton does not complete the final three years of his contract with the club. The Angels, according to major-league..." December 17

  • Josh Hamilton goes off on fans in another market; does he get it?

    Dallas Morning News "So long as he plays the game and/or opens his mouth, what Josh Hamilton does or says will always hold some kind of interest for Rangers fans. Rangers fans emotionally invested in Hamilton’s comeback from real-life demons after the team acquired him, mostly, yes, because he was a prodigious..." October 10

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels Josh Hamilton will hit 7th and play LF tomorrow.

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels Josh Hamilton said he doesn't expect to play this weekend but is confident he'll be ready for playoffs.

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels Scioscia said Josh Hamilton hit off a tee and is improved but won't play till this weekend, at earliest.

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    Josh Hamilton said he had sharp stabbing pains in chest and double taking deep breaths. Had treatment all Wed night. Not sure about playoffs

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    No Josh Hamilton for #Angels tonight. Don't know yet if shoulder acting up or just a tough LHP. Pujols may need the DH day too

  • Angels express growing concern over Josh Hamilton's shoulder injury

    Los Angeles Times "Josh Hamilton will sit out a fifth straight game because of tightness and discomfort in the back of his right shoulder, and Manager Mike Scioscia acknowledged he is getting “concerned” about his left fielder’s lack of improvement. Hamilton first hurt the shoulder in Houston last week and..." September 10

  • Josh Hamilton helps Los Angeles Angels beat Chicago White Sox

    L.A. Daily News "Josh Hamilton’s virtual disappearing act was among the great mysteries of 2013, prompting many to wonder when he would be “back.” He never definitively returned. His .250 batting average last season was easily the lowest of his career. Hamilton was batting .444 on April 8 when he tore a..." June 09

  • Josh Hamilton day to day with bone bruise in thumb "Josh Hamilton is currently nursing a bone bruise in his left thumb, Angels doctors confirmed when they re-evaluated the slugger in Seattle on Monday. The good news is that it isn't expected to be a major setback, and it's deemed unrelated to the surgical procedure that forced him to miss about..." May 27

  • Josh Hamilton getting closer to return?

    Los Angeles Times "Hamilton took batting practice for the first time since he injured his left thumb and went on the disabled list April 9. "He's kept himself as close as he can to staying in baseball shape with some of the drills he's done," Scioscia said, adding that it's hoped Hamilton can start playing..." May 16

  • Josh Hamilton aims to return around May 23-25

    Hardball Talk "Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register reports that Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton took one-handed swings Wednesday in Anaheim for the first time since undergoing surgery April 11 to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. Hamilton will move his rehab to the Angels’..." May 08

  • Josh Hamilton needs thumb surgery, out 6-8 weeks

    Hardball Talk "Some brutal injury news here for the Angels … As first reported by Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, outfielder Josh Hamilton has been diagnosed with a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb along with a torn capsule. He needs surgery and will be out for 6-8..." April 10

  • Josh Hamilton leaves game with left thumb injury "Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton was forced to exit Tuesday night's loss in Seattle due to a left thumb injury, per the club's broadcast. Not much more is known just yet, but the issue was enough that Hamilton was removed in favor of pinch-hitter Ian Stewart with the tying run on first base in..." April 09

  • Angels' Josh Hamilton on crutches after straining calf

    Los Angeles Times "So much for Josh Hamilton papering over the memory of a disappointing season with a monster spring training. The Angels open Cactus League play Friday, but it could be weeks before their left fielder joins the lineup. On Tuesday, he strained his left calf muscle during a baserunning drill and..." February 26

  • Josh Hamilton won't see game action for at least two weeks

    Orange County Register "Mike Scioscia is not expecting to see Josh Hamilton in a game for at least two weeks, although he remains hopeful that the slugger will be ready for opening day. Hamilton suffered a strained left calf during baserunning drills on Tuesday, but Scioscia said he’s optimistic that even if Hamilton..." February 26

  • Hamilton, Pujols share a road to redemption "Josh Hamilton shut it down for a month, and Albert Pujols swung a bat earlier than ever. Hamilton added 28 pounds to provide more power, and Pujols shed seven and expects to be quicker. Hamilton takes solace in talking about his current challenge, and Pujols scoffs at the notion there even is..." February 21

  • Hamilton bulks up thanks to offseason program "Josh Hamilton made an in-studio appearance on MLB Network's "Hot Stove" show on Tuesday, joining hosts Matt Vasgersian and Harold Reynolds and, as the Angels outfielder planned, sporting some new bulk. Hamilton entered Spring Training last year at about 225 pounds, roughly 20 pounds lighter..." January 22

  • Josh Hamilton gained 20 pounds this winter

    Orange County Register "At least one of Josh Hamilton's numbers with the Angels in 2014 will resemble his prime with the Texas Rangers: his weight. Hamilton has gained about 20 pounds this winter, up to 230 pounds at the last report to general manager Jerry Dipoto. "I do believe it's a positive," Dipoto said via..." January 14

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels Josh Hamilton says he is out with a sinus infection. He said his shoulder is good now.

  • Josh Hamilton blasts Angels to 6-5 win over Houston

    Los Angeles Times "Josh Hamilton's home run in the 10th inning gave the Angels a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night at Angel Stadium. Hamilton's blast off Astros reliever Josh Fields was his seventh career walk-off hit and his second this season. He also hit a walk-off homer July 6 at Angel Stadium..." August 18

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    William Boor @wboor

    Scioscia said Hamilton should be able to play tomorrow

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Josh Hamilton still out of the #Angels lineup today. Right ankle.

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    #Angels awaiting results of X-ray and MRI exam on Josh Hamilton's right ankle. He won't play tonight, Scioscia said.

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Josh Hamilton said X-ray negative on right ankle; MRI showed inflammation. Could get shot tonight and miss couple days. #Angels

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    Pedro Moura @PedroMoura

    Josh Hamilton is day-to-day with a “locked-up” right ankle, per Scioscia. Aggravated after last night’s game.

  • Angels' Josh Hamilton appears to be chewing tobacco again

    Los Angeles Times "Josh Hamilton finished a workout with the team's strength and conditioning coach Tuesday afternoon, went into the Angels' dugout for some water, took a small wad of chewing tobacco out of his mouth and flung it to the floor. Asked if he had resumed chewing tobacco after quitting last July — a..." July 03

  • Josh Hamilton gets cortisone shot, sits with wrist injury

    Hardball Talk "As if things weren’t going bad enough for Josh Hamilton now the Angels outfielder is out until at least Tuesday with a wrist injury. According to Alden Gonzalez of his right wrist “flared up during an intense pregame hitting drill about 10 days ago” and after initially playing through..." June 22

  • Patient Halos hope Hamilton can turn season around

    Fox Sports West "Day after day, it’s the same thing. Josh Hamilton comes to the ballpark, takes his swings in the batting cage and then hopes something good will finally happen. Maybe this is the game where he finds the source of his struggles. Maybe this at-bat will turn around his season. Maybe he won’t..." June 21

  • Josh Hamilton dropped to No. 7 spot

    L.A. Daily News "One day after going 0 for 5 with three double-play groundouts and two strikeouts, Josh Hamilton was penciled into the seventh slot of the batting order for the first time since 2009. Angels manager Mike Scioscia indicated that Hamilton will stay there for as long as the slump..." June 20

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Josh Hamilton scratched from #Angels lineup because of back spasms for second time in three days.

  • Angels' Josh Hamilton says his equilibrium is off

    Los Angeles Times "When Josh Hamilton left after six innings of the Angels' 11-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Monday, it was not because of the lopsided score. Instead, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said, Hamilton was "a little lightheaded." Said Hamilton: "I was not lightheaded. I was just sick." Hamilton..." May 14

  • Josh Hamilton just doesn't care

    Fox Sports Southwest "Josh Hamilton doesn't care what the fans have to say about him, or even whether his team wins or loses, according to a recent column by T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times. "You cannot push my buttons," Hamilton repeatedly said, according to Simers. Texas Rangers fans may finally have some..." May 11

  • Hamilton gets breather Saturday to 'clear cobwebs' "The Angels have now tried almost everything to get Josh Hamilton going at the plate. They've batted him fifth against a left-hander, batted him fifth altogether, and on Saturday, after an 0-for-4, three-strikeout night, manager Mike Scioscia gave him his first day off in hopes that it would "clear..." May 04

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Angels’ Hamilton told me that he feels great at the plate - that even when striking out, he’s extending at-bats. Nine-pitch walk there.

  • Josh Hamilton's wife called security due to fan abuse

    USA Today "Katie Hamilton, the wife of Los Angeles Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton, was forced to call stadium security because of the fan abuse Friday during the Texas Rangers' home opener. Katie Hamilton and the kids remained in their seats the entire game, Josh Hamilton said, with a security guard..." April 06

  • Josh Hamilton returns to Rangers Ballpark, likely will be greeted by boos

    Sporting News "Los Angeles Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton will be in familiar territory this weekend, but he probably won’t feel at home. The longtime Texas Rangers center fielder will return to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington this afternoon for the first time since signing a five-year, $125 million..." April 05

  • Josh Hamilton is curious about return to Cincinnati

    Los Angeles Times "The headline attraction on the first week of the Angels' season is Josh Hamilton's return to Texas, but Hamilton says he is more curious about his return to Cincinnati. The Angels open the season there Monday, followed by a weekend series in Texas. Hamilton played his rookie season for the..." March 30

  • Why Derek Holland may miss Josh Hamilton more than any other Texas Ranger

    Dallas Morning News "No one with the Texas Rangers will miss OF Josh Hamilton more than LHP Derek Holland. With Hamilton in the middle of the lineup, the Rangers were the second-highest-scoring team in the majors over the last two seasons with 5.13 runs per game. The New York Yankees led with 5.17 runs per..." March 26

  • Hamilton-Pujols are a "God thing" for Halos

    Orange County Register "The Pujols-Hamilton combination is a most interesting, uncanny one, a powerful convergence of supremely gifted sluggers, Jesus-loving men and free-agent millions that former Angels slugger Tim Salmon could explain in no other way than it being "a God thing." Salmon invited the likely heart of the..." March 04

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