|Apr. 21 1:53 PM PT2:53 PM MT3:53 PM CT4:53 PM ET16:53 ET20:53 GMT4:53 1:53 PM MST3:53 PM EST4:23 PM VEN0:53 UAE (+1)3:53 PM CT-The Rangers have released Hamilton from his minor league contract after he suffered yet another knee injury.
Analysis: This should be the end of the line for Hamilton, the 2010 AL MVP and five-time All-Star who's played in just 50 games over the previous two seasons due to a slew of knee problems. The 35-year-old was recovering from two surgeries on his left knee in the past 10 months and now needs a procedure on his right knee after hurting it during his rehab.
|Feb. 23 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET12:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST1:05 PM VEN21:35 UAE11:35 AM CT-Hamilton has had another surgery on his balky left knee, ending any chance of the 2010 AL MVP making the Rangers' opening day roster. The arthroscopic procedure Monday was to repair some damaged meniscus cartilage in his left knee. There were no issues with the surgically repaired ACL in that knee.
Analysis: Hamilton had left spring training in Arizona and returned to Houston for the second time in less than a week to be examined by Dr. Walt Lowe, who also performed Hamilton's season-ending surgery last June. The latest knee procedure is the 11th in Hamilton's career, and the third since the 35-year-old slugger last played in the majors in 2015. Hamilton, in camp on a minor league contract, faces six weeks of rehabilitation before he will be able to start running again.