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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%: 89/52 | Average Draft Position: 101.92
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Josh Hamilton experiencing more shoulder issues


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is dealing with tightness and discomfort in front part of his right shoulder, a different spot, which flared up before Wednesday's game, the Los Angeles Times reports. He returned to action Tuesday but left the ballpark early to visit a chiropractor. Hamilton described it as "a sharp, stabbing pain" near his chest and right rib cage, underneath his armpit, per MLB.com. 

He was not in the starting lineup Thursday against Seattle.


Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton back in lineup Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols and outfielder Josh Hamilton are back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners.

Pujols left Monday's game with a hamstring injury, but it won't cost him any time. Hamilton, who will be the team's designated hitter Tuesday, has been out since Sept. 4 while recovering from a right shoulder injury.


Josh Hamilton could serve as a designated hitter Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton felt a little tight but did not experience any pain after three rounds of batting practice prior to Monday's game against the Mariners. He also ran the bases before the game. According to the Los Angeles Times, Hamilton could be healthy enough to serve as a designated hitter on Tuesday.

Hamilton has been sidelined since Sept. 4 because of a right shoulder injury. He batted .263 with 10 homers and 44 RBI over 335 at-bats.

Josh Hamilton makes some progress


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/15/2014) According to MLB.com, Angels manager Mike Scioscia seemed encouraged by Josh Hamilton's progress following the outfielder's workout Sunday morning.

"He made a lot of progress this morning, so we're excited about that," Scioscia said.

Hamilton has missed the last 10 games with a sore right shoulder. He's hoping to return before the end of the season but still hasn't taken part in baseball activities.

"There's no doubt he moved a little further down the tracks this morning, which is good news," Scioscia said.


Shoulder issue will keep Josh Hamilton out this weekend


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton has been ruled out of his team's weekend series against the Astros, per the Los Angeles Times. Hamilton is working his way back from a right shoulder injury. He has been sidelined since Sept. 4 because of the issue.

Josh Hamilton could undergo MRI Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will undergo an MRI Friday if he's still feeling soreness in his shoulder, MLB.com reports.

“If I go a couple more days and I’m still not any better, then you start getting concerned," Hamilton said Wednesday. "Hopefully I wake up tomorrow and feel better and the next day, too. I’m still doing some biking and stuff in my legs, and I’ve been here since 1 o’clock doing treatment on my arm and my neck."

Hamilton felt OK after taking swings in the batting cage Tuesday but had to shut down while trying to play catch. He hasn't played since Thursday due to the shoulder issue.


Josh Hamilton set to sit again with shoulder issue


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton is again sidelined Wednesday in Texas with a shoulder problem that has prevented him from playing since Thursday.

Mike Scioscia has expressed concern about the injury, which he fears has not gotten better.


Angels getting concerned by Josh Hamilton's lack of progress


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Angels manager Mike Scioscia is getting "concerned" by the lack of improvement in the injured shoulder of outfielder Josh Hamilton, the Los Angeles Times reports.

"Guys play banged up when you’re in a pennant race, so for Josh to not play, you know he’s hurting," Scioscia said Tuesday. "At first blush, it doesn’t look look like it’s going in the right direction today."

Hamilton has been sidelined for five straight games with the injury.


Josh Hamilton unable to return Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is out of the starting lineup yet again Tuesday against the Rangers, as he continues to deal with a shoulder injury.

Hamilton has been out since Thursday, appears to have made less progress than thought over the weekend. Hamilton was expected to return to the lineup Sunday, but has now missed five straight starts with the injury.


Josh Hamilton remains out Monday


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was out of the lineup for a fourth straight game Monday at Cleveland because of a sore right shoulder.

He looked like he'd be able to return to the lineup Sunday but was a late scratch. He received a cortisone shot in the shoulder Thursday. His status is day to day.


Josh Hamilton a late scratch


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) Josh Hamilton was scratched from the Angels' starting lineup shortly before the start of Sunday's game at the Twins. He was replaced in left field by Grant Green.

Hamilton had missed the previous two games with a sore right shoulder.


Josh Hamilton makes his return for series finale


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) Josh Hamilton was in the Angels' lineup for Sunday's game at the Twins, batting cleanup and listed as the starting left fielder. He had missed the second and third games of the four-game series with a shoulder injury.

Josh Hamilton unsure if he'll return Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton took some swings prior to Saturday's game against the Twins, according to the Orange County Register. Hamilton, who has missed back-to-back games with a shoulder injury, told the paper he's unsure if he'll return Sunday.

Shoulder still keeping Josh Hamilton out


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is out of the lineup for the second straight day Saturday against the Twins, as he continues to deal with a shoulder injury.

This injury has been bothering him over the last few days, enough that he had a cortisone injection Thursday. He remains day to day moving forward.  


Josh Hamilton a no-go for Friday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton appears destined to sit Friday night in Minnesota. He left the Thursday game with a sore shoulder that has been plaguing him since Tuesday, the Orange County Register reports.

Hamilton received a cortisone shot after leaving the game. He said the shoulder has been bothering him at the plate, in the field and on the bases. He has just four hits in his last 22 at-bats and his average has dropped from .288 to .263 over the last month.


Josh Hamilton exits game with sore AC joint


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was taken out of Thursday's game against the Twins because of soreness in his right AC joint, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Hamilton received a cortisone shot after being pulled from the game. Hamilton told reporters that the shoulder began bothering him on Tuesday. He is expected to miss Friday's contest at Minnesota. 


Josh Hamilton returns to the field Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton returned to the field Wednesday, according to MLB.com.

Hamilton served as the club's designated hitter the past two days due to knee tightness. Playing the field would seem to indicate Hamilton has mostly recovered from the injury. He's hitting .263/.335/.424 over 304 at-bats. 


Josh Hamilton dealing with knee tightness


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is dealing with tightness in the back of his left knee, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Hamilton will serve as the team's designated hitter for the second straight day due to the issue. He's only running at about 85 percent. Hamilton is hitting .267/.339/.430 over 300 at-bats. 


Josh Hamilton homers, plates three runs vs. A's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton continued to swing a hot bat on Sunday, launching a two-run home run against the A's, his second of the series.

Hamilton took Scott Kazmir deep in the third inning to break the game open for the Angels. He hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth and finished 2 for 3 with two runs scored and three RBI. He owns a .269/.340/.434 slash line with 10 homers and 43 RBI over 297 at-bats.

Josh Hamilton goes deep in defeat to Athletics


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) The mental break taken by Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton early in the week seems to have paid dividends. He smashed his first homer Friday night since Aug. 4.

Hamilton blasted off for a solo job off Oakland starter Sonny Gray in the fourth inning. He also walked twice and scored twice to give him four hits, three runs and five RBI in the last three games combined.


Hitters to sit in Week 22


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/22/2014) So you're thinking of starting Mike Zunino, Allen Craig, Neil Walker, Casey McGehee, Brock Holt or Josh Hamilton in Fantasy Week 22 (Aug. 25-31)? That may not be such a great idea.

Check out the latest Start and Sit Hitters to find out why.


Josh Hamilton back, as expected, Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is back in the lineup as expected Tuesday, after getting a few days off to get a mental break. He is batting fourth in Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

Josh Hamilton expected back Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton should return to action Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times

Hamilton will go through an early hitting session prior to Tuesday's game, and will return to the starting lineup. He's been held out the past two games in order to give him a mental break. 


Josh Hamilton given another day off


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was not in the team's starting lineup Monday.

Hamilton received a mental day off Sunday, and it appears he'll get another day of rest Monday. Hamilton has been in a big slump over the past 20 games or so, which led to the break. He's hitting .266/.339/.414 over 278 at-bats. 


Josh Hamilton given a 'mental break' Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) A day after saying he wasn't going to remove Josh Hamilton from the cleanup spot in the batting order, Angels manager Mike Scioscia sat the struggling slugger Sunday against the Rangers. Though, it seems to be just a one-game benching.

"We’re going to give him a mental break, let him exhale a bit and see where we are," Scioscia said, per the Los Angeles Times. "But our lineup, long range, has him in the middle of it, and we need him.

"We need to get him back to where his confidence is where it should be and he’s attacking the ball the way he can in the batter’s box. And right now, we think that just taking a step back today is good. Tomorrow, he’ll get back in there."