Josh Hamilton RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

    Covers.com "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'

    MLB.com "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

    MLB.com "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

    CBS Sports "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

    MLB.com "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

    CBS Sports "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

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