Josh Hamilton RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 "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

  • Angels remove Josh Hamilton, CJ Wilson banners from front of stadium

    Larry Brown Sports "C.J. Wilson and Josh Hamilton are no longer faces of the Angels’ franchise. The Angels on Thursday shared a photo on Twitter that shows which players will be featured on the six banners adorning the front of Angel Stadium in Anaheim. C.J. Wilson and Josh Hamilton are no longer faces of the..." March 29

  • Resolution to Hamilton case expected to come before Opening Day "A resolution to the Josh Hamilton situation is expected to come sometime before Opening Day, people familiar with the situation said. A suspension of some length has been expected almost since it was learned Hamilton suffered a relapse – although it isn't known what the resolution will..." March 27

  • Report: Josh Hamilton went to strip club, did cocaine after fight with wife

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton could be facing a one-year suspension from baseball after he reportedly confessed to using drugs. Now, we have learned that problems at home may have pushed Hamilton toward his latest relapse. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Hamilton..." March 10

  • The power struggle over Josh Hamilton and why Rob Manfred needs to do what's right

    Yahoo! Sports "The Josh Hamilton case should be about his addiction and only his addiction. It's what anybody fighting substance abuse deserves: The ability to remain sober with as few distractions as possible. The very last thing he needs is people with vested interests in his career twisting his problems into..." March 10

  • Report: Josh Hamilton facing one-year suspension

    Larry Brown Sports "Pending an independent arbitrator’s decision, Josh Hamilton could be suspended for the entire 2015 season. The Los Angeles Times reports that an arbitrator has been called upon to determine Hamilton’s fate after a decision could not be reached by a four-person panel made up of two lawyers and..." March 06

  • Report: Arbitrator to rule on whether Josh Hamilton should enter rehab

    The Score "An arbitrator will reportedly decide the fate of Josh Hamilton after a four-person panel failed to agree on how to proceed with the player's relapse of substance abuse. MLB officials are also considering whether to classify Hamilton as a fourth-time offender, which would result in at least a..." March 05

  • MLB's decision on Josh Hamilton could come as early as next week

    Fox Sports "A decision by Major League Baseball on discipline for Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is expected before Opening Day and could come as early as next week, industry sources told FOX Sports. An arbitrator has been appointed to determine whether Hamilton should enter a rehabilitation program..." March 05

  • Josh Hamilton's future rests with arbitrator as panel splits on rehab treatment

    Los Angeles Times "An arbitrator will have to break a split decision about how to handle Josh Hamilton. A four-person panel, which was to determine whether the Angels outfielder should enter a rehabilitation program for substance abuse, is deadlocked in its opinion, The Times has learned. The group is made up..." March 05

  • 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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