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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||450.00||16.00||.249||62.00||56.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Shoulder - 15-day DL. Out until at least early June|
|vs Seattle||31||8||0|| .343|| .323|| .258|
|vs Hernandez (Career)||65||11||1|| .292||.286||.169|
|vs RHP||247||59||6|| .318|| .377|| .239|
|Last 10 Games|
Report: Angels map out comeback plan for Josh Hamilton
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10:02 am ET) The Angels have mapped out a comeback plan for Josh Hamilton that could have the troubled outfielder back on the field by early June, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Hamilton would report to extended spring training for two-to-three weeks of work before going out on a minor-league rehab assignment. He's expected to report to Arizona for extended spring training "sooner rather than later," per the report, but the team has yet to make any announcement of a resolution with Hamilton.
Though the tentative plan is in place, it doesn't guarantee that Hamilton will play for the Angels again, but it does give the team time to evaluate the outfielder before a decision needs to be made. The Angels owe Hamilton $83 million through 2017.
"He's part of the team," reigning MVP Mike Trout said. "I'm sure, when he's fully healthy, we'll see him back."
Report: Angels, Josh Hamilton in talks to resolve dispute
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/18/15) 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|
|(4/17/15) 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|
|(4/17/15) 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|
|(4/17/15) 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.
|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|
|4/21/15||OAK||10:05 pm||Drew Pomeranz|
|4/22/15||OAK||10:05 pm||Sonny Gray|
|4/23/15||OAK||7:05 pm||Jesse Hahn|
|4/24/15||TEX||10:05 pm||Colby Lewis|
|4/25/15||TEX||9:05 pm||Ross Detwiler|
|4/26/15||TEX||3:35 pm||Nick Martinez|
|4/28/15||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Sonny Gray|