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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: Los Angeles | College: No College | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $17,400,000 | Owned/Started%: 40/0 | Average Draft Position: 244.24
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Report: Angels, Josh Hamilton in talks to resolve dispute


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) The Angels and embattled slugger Josh Hamilton are in talks to resolve their dispute. A number of scenarios are being explored, including a trade or a buyout, although no agreement is close at this time, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. The report comes a day after CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman mentioned the possibility of a buyout for Hamilton.

Prior to the start of the 2015 season, Hamilton admitted to Major League Baseball that he relapsed. Hamilton has battled drug and alcohol addiction for the majority of his professional career.

Hamilton, who signed a five-year, $125 million deal with the Angels back in 2012, is not comfortable with the Los Angeles/Orange County lifestyle, Heyman added. The Angeles currently owe him $83 million. At this point, there appears to be no rush to get a deal done since yearly salaries become guaranteed on Opening Day. There is also language in Hamilton's contract protecting the Angels should Hamilton not be in playing shape following his relapse. For now, Hamilton remains on the 15-day disabled list recovering from shoulder surgery.


Angels OF Josh Hamilton has been hitting and running


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Angels manager Mike Scioscia said outfielder Josh Hamilton has been able to take in some hitting and running "but he needs to expand on that" before getting back in the lineup, according to MLB.com. 

Hamilton is still rehabbing his injured shoulder that required surgery. On Thursday, Scioscia told MLB Network Radio that "he's turned the corner with his rehab."

However, when he's able to fully participate in practice again remains to be seen. 


Angels' Scioscia: Josh Hamilton still not ready for baseball activities


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Friday "nothing much" has changed in outfielder Josh Hamilton's recovery from shoulder surgery, according to MLB Network Radio.

"He's doing his rehab, and we'll see when he's ready to get into baseball activities," Scioscia said. "He seems like he's turned the corner with his rehab. He has natural frustration that comes with uncertainty."


Angels' Hamilton not comfortable with LA/Orange County scene


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Injured Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is not comfortable with the Los Angeles/Orange County scene, sources told CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Since the Angels don't appear thrilled Hamilton suffered a drug relapse, some folks wonder if there is a potential severance figure that could work for both sides.

There appears to be no rush to get a deal done since yearly salaries become guaranteed on Opening Day. There is also language in Hamilton's contract protecting the Angels should Hamilton not be in playing shape following his relapse. However, it could be hard for the Angels to win a hearing to recover funds, according to Heyman.

Hamilton is on the 15-day disabled list recovering from shoulder surgery.


Angels unsure of when Josh Hamilton will begin baseball activities


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he will touch base with injured outfielder Josh Hamilton (shoulder) when the team is in Houston this weekend, per MLB.com. However, Scioscia said he doesn't know when Hamilton will begin baseball activities in his recovery from shoulder surgery.

“That’s part of the stuff that’s still open-ended,” Scioscia said. “I think it’s been open-ended for some time. A lot depends on where he is, what baseball activities he’s able to perform right now. The surgery he had, there’s a time he needs to heal and there’s a range. We’re still within that range. It’s not like he’s outside that range. But there’s a lot to take into account of just where he is.”


Josh Hamilton's 2015 salary is guaranteed, but Angels may go after future years


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton's $23 million salary for 2015 is guaranteed, according to a report by Fox's Ken Rosenthal. All MLB contracts are guaranteed for the season on Opening Day. 

The Angels may have a case to go after Hamilton's $30 million salaries for each of the next two seasons. Hamilton's contract includes language that would allow the team to terminate the contract if he's incapacitated by drug or alcohol use or isn't able to perform in "first class condition".

The union would argue that the Angels can't enforce that clause by filing a grievance, because it would violate the collective bargaining agreement.  


Angels' Mike Scioscia hopes to meet with Josh Hamilton this week


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he hopes to meet with outfielder Josh Hamilton for a face-to-face meeting later this week, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Hamilton is currently on the 15-day DL because of a shoulder injury. He is at odds with the team over whether he violated his contract after he admitted to suffering a relapse in his recovery from drugs and alcohol.

The meeting is expected to take place while the Angels face the Astros in Houston. 


Angels could take legal recourse with Josh Hamilton's contract


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Angels owner Arte Moreno told reporters on Friday that Josh Hamilton's contract contains language that prohibited him from using drugs or alcohol, according to the Orange County Register

Prior to the start of the 2015 season, Hamilton admitted to Major League Baseball that he relapsed. Hamilton has battled drug and alcohol addiction for the majority of his professional career.

If Hamilton is in violation of his contract, the Angels could potentially get out of owing the outfielder the remaining $83 million he's under contract for. 

“It’s not about money, nothing about money,” Moreno said. “In our contract, there’s language that he signed and that his agent approved that said he cannot drink and use drugs. So, we have specific language in the agreement. We have a couple other players who have the same language.”

The Angels were surprisingly critical of the MLB's decision to not suspend or punish Hamilton for his most recent relapse. 

In 2014, Hamilton hit .263 with 10 home runs in 89 games. 


Manfred: MLB won't investigate Angels for alleged Hamilton leaks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday that the league will not investigate the Angels for alleged leaks regarding the drug relapse of outfielder Josh Hamilton, MLB.com reports.

"I have no reason to believe that the Angels did anything inappropriate," Manfred said.

An arbitrator ruled Friday that Hamilton did not violate the terms of his treatment program, leaving the league unable to levy a suspension or fine against the outfielder over a self-reported drug relapse. A statement released by the Angels said the team was "disappointed" in Hamilton, and Angels president John Carpino later said, "It defies logic that Josh's reported behavior is not a violation of his current program."

It's been suggested that the Angels leaked information about Hamilton's situation, which would constitute a violation of confidentialty provisions in the Joint Drug Agreement.

There's a chance Hamilton never plays for the Angels again, according to the report, and manager Mike Scioscia doesn't know if Hamilton will be around the team during next week's road trip to Houston.

"I think right now the most important thing for Josh is to make sure he's getting the help he needs, getting the support," Scioscia said. "That's where our concerns are. We'll touch base with him."

The Angels owe Hamilton $83 million over the next three years.


Angels place Garrett Richards, Josh Hamilton on 15-day DL


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Angels have decided to place the following players on the 15-day disabled list to start the season: Josh Hamilton (shoulder), Cory Rasmus (abdominal), Garrett Richards (knee) and Tyler Skaggs (elbow).

Hamilton has been hampered by a shoulder issue all spring and has not made significant progress to get back from the injury. Richards threw a Triple-A game Thursday as a part of his rehab from offseason knee surgery and could join the team fairly soon.


Angels OF Josh Hamilton will not be suspended


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) Major League Baseball announced Friday that Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will not be suspended after an arbitrator decided he did not violate his drug treatment program.

"The issue of whether Josh Hamilton violated his treatment program was submitted to the Treatment Board established under Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program," the league announced in a press release. "The MLB representatives and the Players Association representatives on the Treatment Board deadlocked on that issue, with MLB taking the position that Hamilton violated his treatment program and is subject to discipline by the Commissioner.

"Under the procedures of the Program, an outside arbitrator was appointed to break the tie, and the arbitrator ruled that Josh Hamilton's conduct did not violate his treatment program. As a result of that decision, the Office of the Commissioner is not permitted to suspend or impose any discipline on Hamilton. The Office of the Commissioner disagrees with the decision, and will seek to address deficiencies in the manner in which drugs of abuse are addressed under the Program in the collective bargaining process."

Hamilton, who is expected to miss the start of the season due to offseason shoulder surgery, was suspended from baseball from 2004-06 for issues related to cocaine and alcohol abuse. He admitted to MLB he experienced a relapse in late 2014, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported in late February. A source also told Heyman that Hamilton confessed to going on a binge that involved cocaine.

While Hamilton won't face a suspension, the Angels released a statement Friday saying they were "disappointed" with Hamilton's conduct.

“The Office of the Commissioner informed the Angels that an arbitrator determined Josh Hamilton’s recent conduct did not violate his treatment program under MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, and therefore the Commissioner is not permitted to suspend or otherwise discipline Hamilton. The Club had no involvement in the proceeding or the ruling.

"The Angels have serious concerns about Josh’s conduct, health and behavior and we are disappointed that he has broken an important commitment which he made to himself, his family, his teammates and our fans. We are going to do everything possible to assure he receives proper help for himself and for the well-being of his family.”


Manfred: Josh Hamilton decision won't come until after opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the league expects to have a decision on possible discipline against Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton until after Opening Day, according to the Associated Press.

"I think that we'll have something on Hamilton in relatively short order -- probably has been a little slower just because he's not available to play," Manfred said Wednesday on SiriusXM radio.

Hamilton, who was suspended from baseball from 2004-06 for issues related to cocaine and alcohol abuse, admitted to MLB he experienced a relapse a few months ago, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

It remains to be seen if MLB will have Hamilton enter a rehabilitation program following a drug relapse or face a suspension.


Angels' Josh Hamilton still not progressing from shoulder injury


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was able to hit off a tee Tuesday, but hasn't progressed to any significant baseball activities, manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday per the L.A. Times.

Hamilton, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, has taken light batting practice during spring training, but has not been able to play in a spring training game yet this season.


Manfred expecting decision in Hamilton case before Opening Day


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the league expects to have a decision on possible discipline against Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton by Opening Day, according to the Associated Press.

"We are working toward a result," Manfred said. "I expect a decision before Opening Day. Obviously with Josh Hamilton recovering from surgery, that may give us some more time because he won't play."

According to earlier reports, Major League Baseball is undecided about having Hamilton, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, enter a rehabilitation program following a drug relapse or face a suspension. The case has been assigned to an arbitrator. MLB officials believe Hamilton should be suspended for at least 25 games and potentially for one year. However, the union is arguing for a lesser penalty, potentially 15 games and Hamilton entering a treatment program.

If Hamilton is sent to rehab, he would receive his full salary for 30 days, and then half his salary over the next 30 days. If he's suspended, Hamilton would not be paid during the suspension and would not have to enter a treatment program. 

Hamilton, who was suspended from baseball from 2004-06 for issues related to cocaine and alcohol abuse, admitted to MLB he experienced a relapse a few months ago, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. A source told Heyman in late February that Hamilton confessed to going on a binge that involved cocaine.


Angels GM: Josh Hamilton taking batting practice


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said that outfielder Josh Hamilton is making progress in his return from shoulder surgery. 

Dipoto told Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times that Hamilton's physical therapy is "going well", adding that Hamilton has taken at least one round of batting practice.


MLBPA on Josh Hamilton leaks: 'Cowardly'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) The Major League Baseball Players Association issued a statement about leaked information regarding Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, MLB.com reports.

"It is regrettable that people who want to see Josh Hamilton hurt personally and professionally have started leaking information about the status of his treatment program and the confidential processes under our Joint Drug Agreement," the statement read. "These anonymous leaks are cowardly, undermine the integrity of our collectively bargained agreements and in some instances have been wholly inaccurate. The Major League Baseball Players Association will use every right we have under the collective bargaining agreement to make sure Josh gets the help he needs, and the fair and confidential process to which he is entitled."

The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday that an arbitrator would be needed to break the league's split on whether Hamilton should enter a rehab program for substance abuse. It was reported early Thursday that the decision on whether the league will suspend the outfielder could come as early as next week.


Report: MLB could have Josh Hamilton decision next week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) Major League Baseball could have a decision on whether or not to discipline Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton as early as next week, industry sources told FOX Sports.

Currently, MLB is undecided about having Hamilton enter a rehabilitation program following a drug relapse, according to the Los Angeles Times. An arbitrator has been appointed after the four-member panel -- with two representatives each from MLB and the MLB Players Association -- assigned to Hamilton's case could not reach a majority opinion on the proper course.

MLB officials believe Hamilton should be suspended for at least 25 games and potentially for one year. However, the union is arguing for a lesser penalty, potentially 15 games and Hamilton entering a treatment program.

If Hamilton is sent to rehab, he would receive his full salary for 30 days, and then half his salary over the next 30 days. If he's suspended, Hamilton would not be paid during the suspension and would not have to enter a treatment program. 

Hamilton, who was suspended from baseball from 2004-06 for issues related to cocaine and alcohol abuse, admitted to MLB he experienced a relapse a few months ago, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. A source told Heyman in late February that Hamilton confessed to going on a binge that involved cocaine.


Report: MLB split on whether Josh Hamilton should go to rehab


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Major League Baseball is split over whether Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton should go to rehab, according to the Los Angeles Times

The four person panel assigned to Hamilton's case are deadlocked, and the group will have to bring in an arbitrator in order to break the tie. The panel first must decide whether Hamilton violated any rules, and then must agree on a course of treatment. The panel has not been able to agree on the latter of those conditions, which is why an arbitrator is necessary. 

If Hamilton is sent to rehab, he would receive his full salary for 30 days, and then half his salary over the next 30 days. If he's suspended, but does not have to attend rehab, Hamilton would not be paid during the suspension. 

MLB is also trying to determine whether Hamilton should be charged as a fourth-time offender of the drug policy. If that's the case, Hamilton could be suspended for the entire season.

Hamilton, 33, admitted to MLB that he experienced a relapse a few months ago, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Hamilton has dealt with drug and alcohol issues throughout his career, and was suspended for three seasons after failing drug tests as a minor-leaguer. He met with officials in New York in February regarding the incident. 


Head of MLPA Tony Clark: I hope Josh Hamilton gets 'support'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Tony Clark, the head of the MLBPA, told the Orange County Register on Wednesday that he's not sure how quickly the Josh Hamilton case will be resolved, but does hope that the embattled Angels slugger receives "support" from the people around his circle.

"There are always baseball concerns, but more important are life concerns," Clark said. "We have a process and protocols in place to handle the baseball issues. But I'm hopeful that anybody that is part of baseball family, if a player finds himself in a tough spot, he is more interested in the support he's getting as an individual than the baseball part."

Hamilton confessed to going on a binge that involved cocaine and alcohol a couple of months ago. A four-doctor panel will evaluate his case before an arbitrator makes a ruling. A verdict on a suspension could come in a few weeks.

"The process needs to play itself out, and then we'll have a decision," Clark said.


Report: Josh Hamilton decision could come 'in weeks'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) A verdict on a potential Josh Hamilton suspension could come "in weeks," Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports Friday. A report surfaced Thursday that that the Angels outfielder is expected to suspended at least 25 games by Major League Baseball.

Hamilton met with MLB officials on Wednesday and confessed to going on a binge that involved cocaine and alcohol a couple of months ago. Hamilton will meet with a four-doctor panel where they will determine the best course of action for the embattled slugger. The case could then go to an arbitrator, following by the commissioner.

"We have a lot of things on our plate that we have to take care of," manager Mike Scioscia said. "(The Hamilton case) is going to happen in it's own time, and we can't let it affect us."

Hamilton was already expected to miss the beginning of the season due to a shoulder surgery. It's unclear how much longer he'll be out due to a suspension.


Report: Angels' Hamilton likely to receive suspension


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will likely be suspended for at least 25 games, according to FoxSports.com.

Hamilton met with Major League Baseball on Wednesday for a disciplinary hearing. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported that Hamilton experienced a drug relapse a few months ago, and confessed that relapse to MLB. 

This is technically Hamilton's second violation as a major-leaguer. Hamilton was on the Rays 40-man roster during his first suspension, making him a major-league player. Typically, players who violate their drug treatment program for the first time are subject to a 15-25 game suspension. Given that this is Hamilton's second violation of his drug treatment program, it's unclear how severe the punishment will be.

With that said, commissioner Rob Manfred is reportedly trying to be lenient with any punishment. The league has a "favorable view of Hamilton's efforts to remain sober." Since his return to the majors, Hamilton has spoken honestly about his struggles with addiction.

On top of that, Manfred is concerned about making the punishment too harsh. Hamilton's past relaspes have come when he's been away from the game. Manfred reportedly is not close to making a final decision on Hamilton's punishment at this time. 

Hamilton was already expected to miss the beginning of the season due to a shoulder surgery. It's unclear how much longer he'll be out due to a suspension.


Report: Angels' Hamilton won't receive a ruling on Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Major League Baseball will not announce a possible suspension for Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton on Thursday, according to FoxSports.com.


Hamilton met with the league for a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported that Hamilton relapsed a few months ago, and told MLB about his relapse. It's not clear how Hamilton will be treated given his history with drugs and alcohol. Hamilton is technically a first-time offender since his past suspensions happened when he was a minor-leaguer, but it appears it will be up to commissioner Rob Manfred will make the decision about a possible Hamilton suspension.

The 33-year-old Hamilton was already sidelined after having offseason surgery. He hit .263/.331/.414 over 338 at-bats last year.  


Hamilton's mentor, friend: 'His baseball career should be over'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Roy Silver, a friend and mentor responsible for helping Josh Hamilton get his career back on track after the embattled Angels outfielder missed the 2002-2006 seasons while recovering from drug addiction, suggested that Hamilton should call it a career to focus on getting his life in order.

"His life isn't over, but his baseball career should be," Silver said in a phone interview with Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Hamilton met with MLB officials on Wednesday and confessed to going on a binge that involved cocaine and alcohol a couple of months ago. At this point, it's uncertain if Hamilton has failed a drug test.

"I'm not shocked or surprised,'' Silver said. "People don't understand that this hasn't been easy for him. I knew something was not right for the last couple of months. The fact that he's turning himself in is a sign that he got tired of the same old spin cycle. He's trying to get well.

"He needs to get down and dirty with himself.''

Although his previous issues occurred in the minors, it's unlikely that Hamilton will be treated strictly as a first-time offender for his relapse. First-time offenders in the MLB are put into a program and subject to increase testing. Hamilton, however, is already tested three times per week.

At this point, the Angels are unsure what to expect from Hamilton, who is due $25.4 million this season, and $32.4 million in 2016 and 2017.

"We're going to take one step at a time," manager Mike Scioscia said. "There is no sense in getting too far out in front because information is still evolving."


Report: Josh Hamilton meeting with MLB over 'disciplinary issue'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is scheduled to meet MLB officials on Wednesday to discuss a "disciplinary issue," and the club is fearing a possible punishment, the Los Angeles Times reports.

General manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed that Hamilton is in New York, but wouldn't reveal if he was involved in a disciplinary issue or when they expect him back. Outside of his disciplinary issues, Hamilton underwent surgery on his right shoulder in February which will keep him sidelined until May. He has been rehabbing in Houston and does not have a locker room in the club's spring training clubhouse in Arizona.

"I can say that Josh is going to meet with league officials in New York," Dipoto told the paper. "At this point I have no other information to offer."

When FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal asked an unnamed baseball executive if Hamilton's disciplinary issue was for performance-enhancing drugs, his response was "worse." The executive declined to elaborate on the extent of Hamilton's issues.


Angels GM not focusing on adding outfield help with Hamilton injured


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto isn't looking to add any outfield depth with Josh Hamilton still out of action, reports MLB.com.

"If throughout the spring, if we see something that fits for us, like we do any other spring, we'll certainly pay attention," Dipoto said. "But it's not something we are focused on at this point."

Dipoto said he feels confident in Matt Joyce, Collin Cowgill and Dan Robertson filling in if Hamilton does miss time once the season starts.

Hamilton underwent surgery on his shoulder earlier in February and was expected to miss six-to-eight weeks. However, he could miss up to 12 weeks while recovering from the injury.

Hamilton hit .263 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI in 338 at-bats in 2014.