Josh Hamilton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rangers' Josh Hamilton to have season-ending knee surgery

    Sports Day "Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, who has been struggling to recover following offseason knee surgeries, will undergo another operation on his knee, ending his season. " May 24

  • Rangers bring back Drew Stubbs; Josh Hamilton moved to 60-day DL and can't return until June 3

    Sports Day "The Texas Rangers on Saturday pushed back a return date for ailing outfielder Josh Hamilton. The club signed veteran Drew Stubbs, released by Atlanta on Tuesday. Stubbs was to join the club for the day game against Detroit. To get Stubbs onto the 40-man major-league roster, the Rangers moved..." May 07

  • Rangers' Josh Hamilton: Hopes to begin rehab at Double-A by April 30th

    CBS Sports "Hamilton (knee) hopes to begin his rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco by April 30th, TR Sullivan of reports. Hamilton is currently in extended spring training and will remain there likely until he can play five innings in the field. " April 19

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    TR Sullivan @Sullivan_Ranger

    Josh Hamilton rehab going well but the Rangers see mid-May return being more realistic. Hamilton doing everything but running full speed

  • Rangers' Josh Hamilton: Return set for mid-May

    CBS Sports "Hamilton (knee) is on track for a mid-May return, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson reports. This deviates from the initial goal of Hamilton returning on May 1, but the team insists there has not been a setback, they just feel mid-May is more realistic. Upon Hamilton's return, it is..." March 30

  • Josh Hamilton: 'My knee feels better than it has in five years'

    Sports Day "Josh Hamilton has gotten back on the baseball field this week and says his balky left knee feels better than it has since he was the reigning MVP. There are a few disclaimers, though: -- Hamilton is not yet working out in spikes, which will significantly ramp up the pounding on the knee. --..." March 24

  • Josh Hamilton reportedly has ‘turned a corner’ in knee injury recovery

    Larry Brown Sports "Good news for Texas Rangers fans — Josh Hamilton appears to be coming around in his rehab from a knee injury. Hamilton was bothered by his knee last season and underwent a procedure on it in November. He was having more problems with it in February, went for second opinions, and ended up having..." March 20

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    Evan Grant @Evan_P_Grant

    Josh Hamilton had stem cell and PRP injection in left knee. Crutches for 7-10 days. 8 week recovery. Player in late April, early May

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Word is that Josh Hamilton has been spotted at #Rangers camp on crutches but without a knee brace.

  • Rangers hope Josh Hamilton (knee) can return to lineup in early May

    ESPN "The Texas Rangers hope outfielder Josh Hamilton will be ready to return to lineup by early May after getting stem cell and platelet rich plasma injections in his sore left knee, the team announced Wednesday. Hamilton, who visited with Dr. James Andrews in Alabama on Monday to get a second..." February 24

  • Josh Hamilton angst has Rangers reaching for replacements

    Dallas Morning News "Josh Hamilton has left the Rangers for Alabama to seek a second opinion on his still achy lefty knee with a member of noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews' practice. Hamilton was to see Dr. Jeff Dugas in Alabama on Monday to determine if there were any other treatment options for the inflamed..." February 22

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    TR Sullivan @Sullivan_Ranger

    Josh Hamilton to have second opinion on his sore left knee

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    TR Sullivan @Sullivan_Ranger

    Josh Hamilton's left knee is still sore and remains a concern in camp

  • Hamilton early to Rangers camp despite achy knee

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Good news was found Tuesday morning at the Surprise Recreation Campus as Josh Hamilton was in camp a week before position players are due to report and did everything an able-bodied major-league outfielder should do. The 2010 American League MVP stretched, threw, shagged flyballs, hit and even..." February 16

  • 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

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