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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||450.00||16.00||.249||62.00||56.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Shoulder - 15-day DL. On Triple-A rehab assignment|
|vs Seattle||31||8||0|| .343|| .323|| .258|
|vs Hernandez (Career)||65||11||1|| .292||.286||.169|
|vs RHP||247||59||6|| .318|| .377|| .239|
|Last 10 Games|
Rangers OF Josh Hamilton goes 1 for 4 in Triple-A rehab game
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/21/15) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton went 1 for 4 in a rehab assignment game with Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.
Hamilton's lone hit of the game was a double.
It's possible that Hamilton could return to the majors next week. He hasn't been able to play in the majors yet since he's been recovering from shoulder surgery.
When Hamilton was with Double-A Frisco, he slashed a .387/.424/.516 with four doubles and three RBI.
Rangers OF Josh Hamilton: 'I'm trying to grow up a bit'
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/20/15) Josh Hamilton has been tearing it up at Double-A Frisco with nine hits in his last 16 at-bats as his return to the Rangers could be less than a week away. But he understands that it's not all about baseball for him. He seeks to be a smarter player and a more patient person.
"I'm trying to grow up a bit," he told the Dallas Morning News.
Hamilton was referring to not rushing himself back to the majors. The recovering drug addict was traded back to Texas from the Angels after admitting he had relapsed.
The slugger hit his first home run in 10 rehab games Wednesday. He admitted that it took a different approach at the plate.
"The at-bat before, the first two I swung at off-speed, I was trying to kill them, trying to hit a home run, then I got a heater and grounded out to first," he explained. "The next at-bats I was like, 'You know what, I'm going to take a nice easy swing if it's a pitch in the zone.'"
Hamilton is headed to Triple-A Round Rock to continue his rehab. He could return to the Rangers as early as May 25 in Cleveland, but he's not about to force the issue.
"(We're) talking together," he said. "Them obviously asking how I feel and me being honest with them and telling them how it is, with them at the same time understanding that they don't need to rush me back for anything.”
Rangers OF Josh Hamilton to continue rehab at Triple-A
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/20/15) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is getting closer to making his season debut. Hamilton, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, will continue his rehab assignment at Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday, where he will play through Saturday and then get re-evaluated, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Hamilton is expected to join the team on Monday when they open up a three-game set in Cleveland. So far, Hamilton is slashing .387/.424/.516 with four doubles and three RBI over 31 at-bats during his rehab stint. Rangers manager Jeff Banister says he's been getting positive news on Hamilton's comeback.
"The reports are that he's playing very well in the outfield," Banister said on MLB Network Radio. "We've had him play center field and left field. The legs are feeling good".
He hasn't played a Major League game since September 16.
Rangers' Josh Hamilton likely to see time in Triple-A before MLB call up
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/20/15) Outfielder Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is scheduled to be re-evaluated Wednesday after his Double-A rehab game and could join the Rangers in New York this weekend, but more likely will be called up May 25 in Cleveland, in which case he'll report to Triple-A for more rehab games, according to FoxSports.com.
"I still need to get some innings to get my legs under me," Hamilton said. "I'm pretty sore. I had a day off yesterday and days off suck because you're even more sore the next day."
Hamilton went 3 for 3 on Tuesday in a rehab start for Double-A Frisco, raising his average to .667 in his four games for the RoughRiders.
Rangers looking at May 25 for Josh Hamilton's return
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/17/15) The target date for Josh Hamilton to return to the Rangers is May 25, GM Jon Daniels told the media, per MLB.com.
"If I had to say right now, I'd say it'll be Cleveland [May 25] more than likely, but we haven't made that call yet," he said.
Hamilton is currently on a rehab assignment at Double-A. The Rangers play at Boston and New York in the week leading up to May 25, but Daniels said that location wasn't a concern when picking a target date.
"There's going to be media wherever Josh goes, whether it's New York, Cleveland, Texas, wherever," Daniels said. "Certain guys bring that with them. Obviously New York would be more -- that's just the nature of the market -- but that's not going to be a factor in our decision."
|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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