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Josh Hamilton
AVG HR RBI
.263 10 44
Team: TexasHt / Wt: 6-4 / 240 NFBC ADP: 323.28
Position: LFBorn: 5/21/1981 Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by Devil Rays (1999)


Latest News
May 23 4:55 PM PT5:55 PM MT6:55 PM CT7:55 PM ET19:55 ET23:55 GMT7:55 4:55 PM MST6:55 PM EST7:25 PM VEN3:55 UAE (+1)6:55 PM CT-Hamilton says he has been picking up the pace in the minor leagues and is closer to his first game back with the Texas Rangers. That could come as early as Monday, when the Rangers open a three-game series at Cleveland.
Analysis: Before Triple-A Round Rock's scheduled game Saturday night, Hamilton said he likes where he's playing now but is excited about getting back to the major leagues. He was waiting to hear from the Rangers on what was planned for him. Hamilton says he's happy with how he feels after offseason shoulder surgery and his own version of spring training. The Rangers reacquired the 2010 AL MVP in a trade from the Los Angeles Angels nearly on April 27.
May 20 8:42 AM PT9:42 AM MT10:42 AM CT11:42 AM ET11:42 ET15:42 GMT23:42 8:42 AM MST10:42 AM EST11:12 AM VEN19:42 UAE10:42 AM CT-Hamilton is headed back to Triple-A Round Rock before rejoining the Texas Rangers. He is on the disabled list after offseason shoulder surgery.
Analysis: Hamilton will then be re-evaluated, and could be back with the Rangers for a three-game series that starts Monday at Cleveland.
May 17 1:17 PM PT2:17 PM MT3:17 PM CT4:17 PM ET16:17 ET20:17 GMT4:17 1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST3:47 PM VEN0:17 UAE (+1)3:17 PM CT-Texas general manager Jon Daniels said Sunday that Hamilton is ''clearly making progress'' in the slugger's personal spring training since being re-acquired three weeks ago in a trade from the Los Angeles Angles.
Analysis: The 2010 AL MVP and a five-time All-Star, Hamilton had shoulder surgery in February and didn't go to spring training with the Angels. He spent five days with Triple-A Round Rock before reporting to Double-A Frisco on Saturday, when he went 4 for 5 with four runs scored and an RBI.
May 16 5:48 PM PT6:48 PM MT7:48 PM CT8:48 PM ET20:48 ET0:48 GMT8:48 5:48 PM MST7:48 PM EST8:18 PM VEN4:48 UAE (+1)7:48 PM CT-Hamilton says he was rejected several times when he tried to speak to Angels owner Arte Moreno during the slugger's disappointing two-year stint in Los Angeles.
Analysis: Hamilton says he was turned away by general manager Jerry DiPoto or team president John Carpino. The comments from Hamilton came on the day he reported to Double-A Frisco for what figures to be his final rehabilitation assignment before returning to the majors with Texas.
May 14 1:31 PM PT2:31 PM MT3:31 PM CT4:31 PM ET16:31 ET20:31 GMT4:31 1:31 PM MST3:31 PM EST4:01 PM VEN0:31 UAE (+1)3:31 PM CT-Hamilton has joined Double-A Frisco on the next step in his path back to the major leagues.
Analysis: Hamilton was set to bat third and play center field on Saturday. He is expected to play at least four games for the Texas League team. Hamilton hasn't played in the majors this season. The former AL MVP had shoulder surgery in February and was traded by the Los Angeles Angels back to Texas in late April.
Apr. 25 12:10 AM PT1:10 AM MT2:10 AM CT3:10 AM ET3:10 ET7:10 GMT15:10 12:10 AM MST2:10 AM EST2:40 AM VEN11:10 UAE2:10 AM CT-Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers.
Analysis: After two troublesome years with the Los Angeles Angels and less than halfway through a $125 million, five-year contract, Hamilton was traded to AL West rival Texas with cash on Monday for a player to be named or cash. The Angels are expected to pay most of the remaining $80.2 million Hamilton is owed. Hamilton never reported to the Angels this season after offseason right shoulder surgery. He self-reported a relapse of alcohol and cocaine use.
Feb. 25 3:37 PM PT4:37 PM MT5:37 PM CT6:37 PM ET18:37 ET23:37 GMT7:37 4:37 PM MST6:37 PM EST7:07 PM VEN3:37 UAE (+1)5:37 PM CT-Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno isn't certain Hamilton will play for the team again after his latest relapse into substance abuse.
Analysis: Moreno also says the 33-year-old outfielder's contract contains language protecting the team against a relapse by Hamilton, apparently contradicting his previous statements.
Feb. 3 4:21 PM PT5:21 PM MT6:21 PM CT7:21 PM ET19:21 ET0:21 GMT8:21 5:21 PM MST7:21 PM EST7:51 PM VEN4:21 UAE (+1)6:21 PM CT-Hamilton says his body feels good and he's glad to be in a clubhouse again, though he isn't sure how long it will be before he rejoins the Texas Rangers. Before his third game for Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday night, his first game in Texas since being reacquired by the Rangers two weeks ago, Hamilton said ''it's going to be a little bit of a process'' seeing pitches and trying to get the timing right with his swing.
Analysis: Round Rock was back home after the 2010 AL MVP and five-time All-Star played for the Express the previous two days at Nashville. Hamilton, who had offseason shoulder surgery, spent time in extended spring training in Arizona after the Rangers got him back from the Los Angeles Angels in a trade April 27.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2007 Cin 90 298 52 87 17 2 19 47 33 65 3 3 .292 .368 .554
2008 Tex 156 624 98 190 35 5 32 130 64 126 9 1 .304 .371 .530
2009 Tex 89 336 43 90 19 2 10 54 24 79 8 3 .268 .315 .426
2010 Tex 133 518 95 186 40 3 32 100 43 95 8 1 .359 .411 .633
2011 Tex 121 487 80 145 31 5 25 94 39 93 8 1 .298 .346 .536
2012 Tex 148 562 103 160 31 2 43 128 60 162 7 4 .285 .354 .577
2013 LAA 151 576 73 144 32 5 21 79 47 158 4 0 .250 .307 .432
2014 LAA 89 338 43 89 21 0 10 44 32 108 3 3 .263 .331 .414
Career 977 3739 587 1091 226 24 192 676 342 886 50 16 .292 .352 .519

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 Tex Total 16 58 9 11 1 0 5 9 11 13 4 1 .190 .319 .466
    LDS 5 18 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 6 1 0 .111 .200 .111
    LCS 6 20 6 7 1 0 4 7 8 4 3 0 .350 .536 1.000
    WS 5 20 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 .100 .143 .250
2011 Tex Total 17 70 9 19 7 0 1 13 3 8 0 0 .271 .289 .414
    LDS 4 15 1 4 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .267 .313 .333
    LCS 6 26 4 8 4 0 0 5 1 4 0 0 .308 .310 .462
    WS 7 29 4 7 2 0 1 6 1 4 0 0 .241 .258 .414
2012 Tex Total 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WC 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 LAA Total 3 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 3 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 37 145 18 30 8 0 6 23 14 25 4 1 .207 .272 .386


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