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32 Josh Hamilton LF
Height/Weight: 6-4/240 | Birthdate: 5/21/1981 | Birthplace: Raleigh, NC | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Texas | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $17,400,000 | Owned/Started%: 83/40 | Average Draft Position: 243.36
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Rangers' Josh Hamilton not starting on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) One day after returning from the disabled list, Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is out of the lineup on Wednesday against the Orioles. Hamilton played on Tuesday for the first time since landing on the DL in early June.

But he'll get the day off on Wednesday. No injury has been reported, so with a left-hander on the mound for the Orioles, it sounds like it could just be a day off for Hamilton. Ryan Rua is getting the start in left field and batting sixth on Wednesday.


Rangers OF Josh Hamilton activated from DL, starting Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/30/2015) The Rangers have activated outfielder Josh Hamilton from the disabled list, the team announced on Tuesday. Hamilton missed about a month due to a hamstring injury.

Hamilton appeared in four rehab games since his injury. He hit .333 with three RBI in 12 at-bats. 

The veteran outfielder is in Tuesday's starting lineup against the Orioles. Hamilton is in left field and batting fifth.

To clear a roster spot, Joey Gallo has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock.


Rangers' Banister: Josh Hamilton will come off DL on Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday and is an option to play in center field, manager Jeff Banister said Monday. 

Hamilton admitted Monday he is not 100 percent, but added he is "absolutely" ready to play.

“When I get out to my normal running stride, I still feel it a bit,” he said of the injury, according to The Dallas Morning News. “We worked on coming up with something a little shorter. That went great. I was really happy with it. I’ve got to stay on top of it and remind myself of what I need to do.

“I was hoping to play (Monday), but we decided to give me a day to recover after the travel and the workout. I’d like to get a week or 10 days in with the team and manage it and then get the All-Star break to give it some rest. I talked with Adrian Beltre and he’s managed that injury before and he said that sometimes the best thing to do is to play with it. Right now I’m comfortable to a certain extent.”


Rangers won't activate Josh Hamilton on Monday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) The Rangers will not make a roster move to activate outfielder Josh Hamilton from the disabled list on Monday. 

Hamilton has been on a minor league rehab assignment as he recovers from the hamstring strain that landed him on the disabled list. 

The Rangers will have Hamilton work out with the team on Monday and reevaluate his condition on Tuesday, per the Dallas Morning News

Hamilton said the hamstring still gives him some discomfort, per the Star Telegram. He hopes to be 80-85 percent by the All Star Break. 


Rangers' Josh Hamilton goes 1 for 4 in rehab game Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton continued his rehab with Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday. Hamilton went 1 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored, playing six innings in center field. 

Hamilton did not play on Friday, in what was likely just a day of rest. He is still expected to return early next week, but the team has not made any official announcement at this point.


Rangers OF Josh Hamilton takes rehab to Triple-A on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/26/2015) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton moved his minor-league rehab assignment to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday. Hamilton played five innings on Thursday and went 2 for 3 with two RBI.

Hamilton played in center field Thursday. He has started a total of 13 games in center field over the last two seasons, as he has been primarily used in the corner outfield spots when playing in the field. 

Hamilton is recovering from a hamstring strain. He is expected to be activated from the disabled list as early as Monday in Baltimore. 

"I'm being smart and trying to play the game the right way," Hamilton said, per MLB.com. "I was pretty reckless sometimes, running into walls and stuff. I'm trying not to do that so much -- which is hard to do when you're out there, because you just react. I'm just trying to focus more."


Rangers' Josh Hamilton (hamstring) begins rehab on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton played in his first rehab game since suffering a Grade 2 hamstring strain in early June. Hamilton went 1 for 3 with a double, a walk and a run scored while serving as the designated hitter for Double-A Frisco on Wednesday.

Hamilton is hoping to be able to return on Monday when the Rangers take on the Orioles in Baltimore.


Josh Hamilton's return may send Rangers' Joey Gallo back to minors


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Rangers rookie Joey Gallo changed positions when one veteran returned from the DL. The next one to get healthy may cost him a roster spot. 

Gallo started in left field after third baseman Adrian Beltre was activated on Tuesday. Josh Hamilton, currently on minor league rehab assignment, could return from the DL as soon as Monday. 

If that happens, there may not be room in the lineup for Gallo. 

Gallo is hitting .222 with five home runs and 10 RBI in 18 games. 

"A young player who needs at-bats," GM Jon Daniels said of Gallo, per MLB.com. "We're not going to keep him here unless he is playing on a regular basis. Right now, he's playing on a regular basis."


Rangers' Josh Hamilton likely to begin rehab assignment Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/23/2015) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Wednesday, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Hamilton has appeared in seven games for the Rangers this season, and is currently on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. The veteran outfielder could be back in the Rangers' lineup by early next week. 


Rangers' Hamilton might begin rehab assignment next week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton (hamstring) has begun full workouts and could begin a rehab assignment next week, according to The Dallas Morning News. Hamilton has been sidelined most of the season due to injury.

Josh Hamilton won't travel with Rangers on upcoming trip


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton said he wouldn't travel with the team on the five-game road trip that starts on Wednesday, per MLB.com

Hamilton went on the disabled list with a hamstring injury on June 1. 

The Rangers said that Hamilton would begin traveling with the team when he was able to take batting practice on the field. 


Rangers' Josh Hamilton swings off a tee, takes some light tosses


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton (hamstring) swung off a tee and took some light tosses Monday, according to The Dallas Morning News. It was the first time he performed these activities since he hurt his hamstring May 31.

Rangers' Josh Hamilton still feels soreness


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton said that the tightness in his hamstring is gone, but he still feels soreness, per the Star Telegram

The Dallas Morning News reported that Hamilton isn't swinging a bat yet, but he's able to run on a treadmill. 

The hamstring landed him on the disabled list two weeks ago. 


Rangers OF Josh Hamilton gets PRP injection on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/4/2015) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, who was placed on the disabled list with a Grade 2 strain of his hamstring, received a platelet-rich plasma injection on Thursday. The hope is the injection will help expedite Hamilton's recovery time.

"It’s frustrating, but you just push yourself forward and lack at what is in front of you, not in the past," Hamilton said, per The Dallas Morning News. "I’m just going to do the same things that I did the first time around."

Hamilton is expected to miss about a month with the injury.


Rangers OF Josh Hamilton officially goes on 15-day DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) The Rangers officially placed left fielder Josh Hamilton on the 15-day disabled list Thursday due to a strained left hamstring. He is expected to miss four weeks due to the injury.

Hamilton has played just seven games this season due to shoulder and hamstring injuries.


Rangers' Josh Hamilton out four weeks with hamstring strain


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton will be out four weeks due to a Grade 2 strain of his left hamstring, MLB.com reports.

"It stinks, it's frustrating," Hamilton said. "You work tail off to get here, the guys are doing well when I got here, you're able to have fun with them, it's frustrating. There is nothing I can do except work hard to get better. I have had success before getting back early, hopefully I can do the same."

Hamilton had an MRI on the injured hamstring on Wednesday, and the results have revealed the severity of the issue. He's 6 for 22 with two home runs and five RBI in seven games since returning to major-league action. Hamilton will now rest the hamstring and prepare for a potential return around the All-Star break.

"I feel bad for Josh," manager Jeff Banister said. "We had a lineup before he got here. We'll continue to use that lineup."


Rangers OF Josh Hamilton remains sidelined, getting MRI


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was unable to start Wednesday against the White Sox due to a hamstring injury, missing a second straight start. Jake Smolinski started in left field for the Rangers.

Hamilton is undergoing an MRI on his hamstring Wednesday.

"It's not a major concern," Hamilton said, per MLB.com. "It's irritating, it's frustrating, but I can't do anything about it besides get treatment and see where that goes."


Report: Rangers will keep Josh Hamilton out again Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton will be held out of the starting lineup again on Tuesday against the White Sox, per Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.

Hamilton suffered a hamstring injury on Sunday and will been sidelined for two consecutive games. Since making his season debut, he is hitting .273 (6 for 22) with two doubles, two homers and five RBI in seven games.


Rangers OF Josh Hamilton out Tuesday with tight hamstring


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the White Sox due to tightness in his left hamstring. Delino DeShields replaced him in the starting lineup in left field.

He had the game-winning hit in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday against the Red Sox, lifting Texas to a 4-3 win. However, Hamilton said he aggravated the injury Sunday. He hinted he might sit out Wednesday as well.

"I don’t think it’s a huge deal," Hamilton said, per The Dallas Morning News. "But I don’t want to go out there and really get it good. It had been sore and then it grabbed a bit while I was running to second on Sunday."

Hamilton is batting .273 (6 for 22) with a .636 slugging percentage, 1.021 OPS, two doubles, two home runs and five RBI in seven games since coming off the disabled list.


Rangers' Josh Hamilton delivers pinch-hit game winner on Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was scheduled to play on Sunday while getting the day off. But when the moment called in the ninth, manager Jeff Banister wanted him at the plate. 

He delivered. 

Hamilton came up as a pinch hitter in the ninth with two out and runners on first and third, down 4-3. Hamilton then ripped a 1-1 pitch from closer Koji Uehara to the left field gap, bringing home both runs and sending Texas home winners.

"It feels like old times, it really does," said Hamilton to MLB.com. "A lot of fun, coming into Cleveland [last week] not really knowing what to expect from the team as far as the chemistry and stuff because I hadn't experienced it. … Coming back home and having some good games against Boston and then having a game like today reminds you of some good times for the Rangers."

Hamilton is now hitting .261 with 86 RBI in his career batting in plate appearances in the seventh inning or later and the game within one run. He has eight career walk-off hits.


Rangers' Josh Hamilton out of lineup Sunday vs. Red Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox.

Hamilton has made six straight starts since joining the major-league club. He's 5 for 21 with two home runs and three RBI thus far.

"The plan was to go along as he felt with what he could each game," manager Jeff Banister said, per the Dallas Morning News. "He has communicated well to me. Just felt like (Sunday) would be a really good day for Josh."

The Rangers are home underdogs (+102) against the Red Sox on Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Josh Hamilton hits two home runs for Rangers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) 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. 

"I said in my press conference before my first game here I can be the player I once was," Hamilton said. "I really feel that way so it's good to do things in front of the home crowd that I have done before."


Rangers OF Josh Hamilton gets first hit of 2015


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/28/2015) 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
(5/25/2015) 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
(5/25/2015) 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.