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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||450.00||16.00||.249||62.00||56.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Boston||4||2||0|| .500|| .750|| .500|
|vs RHP||9||1||0|| .200|| .111|| .111|
|Last 10 Games|
Josh Hamilton hits two home runs for Rangers
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/29/15) Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton hit two home runs in Friday's win over Boston. Hamilton homered for the first time since last August 24 and his first two-homer day since July 10, 2013.
Hamilton went 2 for 3, walked and scored three times. He also recorded his second and third RBI of the year.
Rangers OF Josh Hamilton gets first hit of 2015
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/28/15) Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton recorded his first hit of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Indians. It was a simple single for the veteran, but after a rough offseason, manager Jeff Banister says Hamilton is feeling good.
"The smile on his face, the energy he shows up at the ballpark with, and the in game has been special," Banister told MLB Network Radio.
"Right now his body feels better when he just keeps going out there, so we stay in direct contact with how he is feeling."
Hamilton will make his much-anticipated home return to Arlington on Thursday when the Rangers host the Red Sox.
Rangers OF Josh Hamilton goes hitless in season debut
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/25/15) In his 2015 season debut, Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton went 0 for 3 and drew a walk in his team's 10-8 victory over the Indians. He scored a run when Elvis Andrus hit a two-run double in the third inning.
Hamilton has been sidelined due to a shoulder injury thus far through the season.
Though he didn't record a hit, it marked the return of Hamilton to the team he enjoyed the best years of his career with.
Rangers' Josh Hamilton batting fifth in season debut
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/25/15) Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton is batting fifth in his season debut against the Indians on Monday. The team activated him from the disabled list prior to the game and placed pitcher Neftali Feliz on the disabled list.
Hamilton, who has been on the disabled list while recovering from a shoulder injury, is making his return to a team where he won an MVP award in 2010 and made five All-Star appearances in his five seasons with the Rangers. He hit .255/.316/.426 in his two seasons with the Angels.
Rangers' Josh Hamilton to play left field when activated
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/24/15) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is expected to play left field on Monday when he is activated, manager Jeff Banister said on Sunday per the Dallas Morning News.
"We're going to open our arms and give him a great big hug and welcome him," Banister said of Hamilton. "And then we're going to treat him like he's one of 25, just like we do with everybody else."
Hamilton is expected to bat in the middle of the order, most likely fifth behind Prince Fielder and Adrian Beltre.
"We want him to come in and be one of the guys, enjoy the game," Beltre said. "We know what we can do. We don't expect him to come in and carry the offense. That's not going to be his job. With the guys we have, he doesn't have to do that."
|2014 summary: Year 2 with the Angels brought more of the same for Josh Hamilton, only this time with the added bonus of a lengthy DL stint. In what amounted to about half a season's at-bats, his totals were about half what they were in 2013, his power sapped and his batting average again compromised by an elevated strikeout rate. He wasn't useless in Fantasy, but after establishing himself as an elite hitter with the Rangers, he was again just another guy.|
Playing time status: Injuries aren't anything new for Hamilton, but after a remarkably healthy 2013, he played only 89 games in 2014, tied for his fewest ever. And already, the start of his season will be delayed -- perhaps by as much as two months -- because of surgery to the AC joint in his right shoulder. Of course, his biggest concern heading into this season has nothing to do with baseball. His continuing battle with addiction got the better of him this offseason, and the relapse could earn him a suspension from Major League Baseball.
2015 outlook: With the relapse, baseball should probably take a back seat for Hamilton right now, so his outlook for 2015 is unclear. He's overcome those same demons before, so you wouldn't want to sell him short. Still, with his numbers on the decline, you have to wonder how effective he'll be even if he makes it back on the field. He's a late-round flier at best.
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