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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%: 97/85 | Average Draft Position: 101.92
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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."


Angels to keep struggling Josh Hamilton in cleanup spot


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton remains in a serious hitting slump, batting .193 with 35 strikeouts in his last 22 games. Despite the major slump, manager Mike Scioscia plans to leave Hamilton in the cleanup spot in the lineup.

"I don't think any restructuring of our lineup is going to necessarily push us forward right now," Scioscia said, per MLB.com. "Josh is not the same as he was when we were looking in the other dugout in Texas. Right now, he's not in the batter's box with the confidence that we know he has. He's working hard to try to find it."


Josh Hamilton settles into 'rhythm' at the plate


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton hit .296 (8 for 27) with two homers, two doubles and five RBI during a six-game road trip to Baltimore and Tampa Bay last week.

"Josh found some rhythm, especially in batting practice," manager Mike Scioscia said, per The Orange County Register. "In batting practice, he’s absolutely killing the ball. He’s got rhythm now. He’s going back to some things he did before. Hopefully he’ll be really productive down the home stretch because he’s important to us."


Josh Hamilton back in the lineup Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is in the lineup Saturday against the Rays, despite sustaining a fractured left middle finger Friday.

Hamilton was forced out of Friday's game as a result of the injury, but it is clearly not serious enough to keep him out of the lineup. Hamilton is starting in left field and batting fourth in the lineup. The Angels sent down outfield J.B. Shuck before the game as well, indicating they are not concerned about Hamilton being forced to miss time. 


Josh Hamilton dealing with fractured middle finger


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton underwent X-rays following Friday's game against Tampa Bay, which revealed a left middle finger fracture, per the Los Angeles Times.

The medical staff is unsure if Hamilton's fracture is a new or an old one from a couple of years ago. He has been listed as day to day moving forward, leaving his status uncertain for Saturday's game at Tropicana Field.

Josh Hamilton exits game with finger injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was forced out of Friday's game against the Rays in Tampa because of a left middle finger contusion, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Hamilton homered in the third, singled in the fifth and was hit by a pitch in the seventh, which caused the injury.  He is hitting .289/.360/.443 with seven homers and 33 RBI in 228 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Saturday's game against the Rays.


Josh Hamilton drives in three in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton snapped out of a funk Tuesday, in a 7-6 loss to the Orioles.

 Hamilton, who was just 2 for 14 over his previous five appearances, had hits in half of his at-bats Tuesday. He went 3 for 6 with a solo home run, and added two other RBI with a groundout in the first inning and an infield single in the seventh to tie the game.

Tuesday's was Hamilton's first home run since July 2, and third in the month of July. He has six in 215 at-bats overall, while hitting .293/.365/.442 with 32 RBI on the season. 


Josh Hamilton back from one-game absence


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton returned to the starting lineup Sunday against the Tigers after getting Saturday off due to a knee injury. Hamilton is batting .268 with two home runs, five doubles and 10 RBI in 22 July games.

Josh Hamilton held out of starting lineup Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was not included in the starting lineup Saturday night against Detroit, according to MLB.com.

Hamilton was forced out of Friday's game due to a sore left knee. Efren Navarro will take his place at left field. Hamilton is hitting .291/.366/.427 with five homers and 29 RBI in 206 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Sunday's series finale.


Angels make some moves before Saturday's game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) The Angels announced a pair of roster moves prior to Saturday's game against the Tigers, MLB.com reports.

The team recalled outfielder J.B Shuck from Triple-A Salt lake City. Shuck will be filling in part-time for the injured Josh Hamilton. In a corresponding move, the Angels have optioned reliever Fernando Salas down to Salt Lake City.


Josh Hamilton exits game with knee soreness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was forced out of Friday's game at home against the Tigers with a sore left knee. Hamilton left the game in the fourth inning and has been listed as day to day moving forward. He owns a .291/.366/.427 slash line with five homers and 29 RBI in 206 at-bats.

Issues with thumb, curve weaken Josh Hamilton


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) A still-ailing thumb and inability to consistently hit breaking balls have resulted in a power outage for Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, ESPN has reported.

Hamilton has just three home runs in 45 games since returning from the thumb injury that landed him on the disabled list. He is also batting .200 on the season against curveballs - 47 points below the league average. Hamilton has whiffed on 49 percent of his swings against curveballs and 22 of his 42 plate appearances that ended on a curve resulted in a strikeout.

He owned a .741 slugging percentage before his injury and .382 since.


Josh Hamilton stays hot


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton went 3 for 5 with an RBI double and a run scored in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Mariners. Hamilton upped his average to .293/.372/.440 in 191 at-bats.

Over his last seven games, Hamilton is 11 for 32 (.344) with five doubles and four RBI.


Josh Hamilton blasts three doubles Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton blasted three doubles Thursday against the Rangers.

Hamilton smacked two of his doubles in his first two at-bats. He then waited until his final at-bat to add his third double of the night. He finished 3 for 5, with two runs scored and two RBI. Hamilton is hitting .293 on the year. 


Josh Hamilton goes deep during double-header


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton reached base six times in Tuesday's double-header sweep of the White Sox.

Hamilton homered for the first time since June 3 in game one, a solo shot in an 8-4 win. He finished game one 2 for 4 with a walk, and then went 1 for 2 with two walks and a run scored in the second.

Hamilton has just four home runs in 34 games, including just two since returning from a thumb injury in June. He is still hitting .315/.403/.469 in 130 at-bats, with 20 RBI. 


Relaxed Josh Hamilton puts poor 2013 aside


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton has put 2013 behind him - and that's a good thing. But he admits that he has learned from what was a terrible experience after leaving Texas for Los Angeles.

"Having a year under my belt here helps," he told Sports on Earth. "Not having to come to spring training being the new guy and trying to get to know all the players and coaches and get a feel for the organization - having that all out of the way has made things better. I'm a lot more comfortable now. Just having to worry about doing my work rather than all the other stuff that surrounded it last year."

Hamilton also no longer concerns himself with living up to his lucrative contract. That was a problem a season ago.

"I found out that you can only try so hard and that's it," he said. "All you can do is give it the very best you can."

That seems to be working despite a recent slump in which he hasn't homered since June 3. He has 16 hits, including four doubles, in the last 12 games. He still owns a stat line .319/.392/.484 despite a recent 5-for-28 slide.


Josh Hamilton enjoying facing lefties


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, who hit .201 against lefties last season, is faring much better this year, reports MLB.com. Hamilton is 7 for 16 (.438) with six RBI and a 1.313 OPS against lefties after going 4 for 6 with three RBI against Chris Sale and Jose Quintana of the White Sox.

Hamilton will face lefties in the final two games of the series against the Athletics. For his career, Hamilton hits .269 with a .780 OPS against lefties.