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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||450.00||16.00||.249||62.00||56.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Knee - 15-day DL. Expected to return Sep. 1 at San Diego|
|vs San Diego||9||1||0|| .111|| .111|| .111|
|vs RHP||94||25||4|| .310|| .447|| .266|
|Last 10 Games|
Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) likely to return Tuesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(8/31/15) The Rangers are expected to activate outfielder Josh Hamilton from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. Hamilton will join the team when the rosters expand, though he is expected to serve primarily as a pinch-hitter immediately following his return, according to MLB.com.
Hamilton has not played since Aug. 15 due to a sore left knee.
Rangers OF Josh Hamilton not cleared to run
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(8/30/15) While Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton has been able to take batting practice, he has not been cleared to begin running, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He has been sidelined since Aug. 20 with left knee inflammation.
"It feels OK to throw and hit on the knee," he said. "I just haven't gotten to the important part where I can run or jog. That's the next step."
Rangers OF Josh Hamilton takes BP; could be back soon
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/28/15) Shelved Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is taking batting practice on the field Friday, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which indicates that he's getting closer to returning to action.
Hamilton is eligible to be activated Monday off the disabled list. He has been sidelined since Aug. 20 with left knee inflammation.
Rangers OF Josh Hamilton headed to disabled list
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(8/20/15) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton will be placed on the 15-day disabled list because of left knee inflammation, according to Fort-Worth Start-Telegram.
Hamilton, who has gone through multiple stints on the disabled list already this season, has struggled with lingering knee pains as of late, and even required a cortisone shot this week.
Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) could require a stint on the DL
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(8/19/15) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton seems more and more destined to land on the disabled list, as his sore knee continues to bother him. Hamilton hasn't played since Saturday due to the injury.
"We're close to making a decision," manager Jeff Banister said,per MLB.com. "We're not ready to say he is a DL candidate. We don't do that until it's necessary. We don't have to make a decision today."
Hamilton did have a cortisone shot last week, but admitted he was still feeling pain following the injection.
"It's a day-to-day thing seeing how it feels and trying new things," Hamilton said before Wednesday's finale vs. the Mariners. "We'll get together today and figure out what is the best thing to do.
"If I could play through it, I would be out there right now," Hamilton said. "If I went out there right now, we would be back where we were four days ago: swollen or worse."
Hamilton has already been on the DL twice this season, including a trip to start the season.
|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.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/1/15||@ SD||10:10 pm||Andrew Cashner|
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