Texas Rangers
2014 Avg.
.444
 
Career Avg.
.296
Name  Josh Hamilton
Born  5/21/1981
Height  6-4
Weight  240
Number  32
Position  LF
Bats  L
Throws  L
4/9/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Josh Hamilton will miss 6-8 weeks because of a complete UCL tear in his left thumb, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Hamilton will undergo surgery for the injury, which he suffered while sliding head-first into first base Tuesday night. The 32-year-old was off to a great start, batting .444 with two doubles, two homers and six RBI in 27 at-bats, after a down year in 2013.
 
4/9/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Josh Hamilton suffered a thumb injury late in Tuesday night's loss to Seattle and will now need an MRI. SOURCE: MLBlogs
Insight: His X-rays came back negative so there is reason to be cautiously optimistic. Either way, Hamilton (.444, 2 HR, 6 RBI) probably isn't going to play Wednesday in the series finale.
 
Hot4/5/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton hit his second homer of the season Saturday at Houston.
Insight: The 32-year-old put on 20+ pounds of muscle this offseason in response to a loss of power last season and he looks good so far. He's hitting .500 after going 3-for-5.
 
3/31/2014 2:49:00 PM
Description: Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton could be in for a tough evening Monday against Felix Hernandez.
Insight: He's hitting .164 against the right-hander in 61 trips to the plate. The .250 clip Hamilton hit for in 2013 was the lowest of his seven-year career.
 
3/16/2014 3:44:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles right fielder Josh Hamilton will indeed make his Cactus League debut Monday against the Giants. SOURCE: Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times
Insight: Hamilton (.250, 21 HR, 79 RBI last season) strained his calf about three weeks ago. Assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks, Hamilton should be a go for Opening Day against Seattle on March 31st.
 
3/14/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton (calf) felt good taking live BP Thursday and could make his Cactus League debut Monday, according to Alden Gonzalez of mlb.com.
Insight: Hamilton suffered a calf strain late February and the Angels have been bringing him along slowly. The 32-year-old put on 20+ pounds of muscle this offseason in an attempt to regain power after hitting just 21 homers in 151 games last season. He should be ready for Opening Day, barring a setback.
 
3/13/2014 5:12:00 PM
Description: Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton (calf) is scheduled to take live batting practice Thursday, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.
Insight: Hamilton suffered a calf strain late February and is targeting early next week for his Cactus League debut. The 32-year-old put on 20+ pounds of muscle this offseason in an attempt to regain power after hitting just 21 homers in 151 games last season. He should be ready for Opening Day, barring a setback.
 
3/11/2014 7:43:00 PM
Description: The earliest Los Angeles right fielder Josh Hamilton (calf) will make his Cactus League debut is Sunday, according to the Orange County Register.
Insight: Hamilton has been running and hitting on the field after strain his calf in late February. The 32-year-old put on 20+ pounds of muscle this offseason in an attempt to regain power after hitting just 21 homers in 151 games last season. He should be ready for Opening Day, barring a setback of course.
 
3/8/2014 1:25:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles right fielder Josh Hamilton will make his Cactus League debut in about a week, according to manager Mike Scioscia. in his recovery from a strained calf.
Insight: Hamilton suffered a strained calf. He'll be fine for Opening Day, though expectations are unclear after a lackluster .250 batting average in 2013.
 
3/2/2014 2:26:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles right fielder Josh Hamilton is reportedly making great progress in his recovery from a strained calf. SOURCE: Jeff Fletcher, Orange County Register
Insight: Hamilton suffered the injury on Tuesday. He'll be fine for Opening Day, though fantasy owners might have a hard time trusting him after slumping to a lackluster .250 batting average in 2013.
 
2/26/2014 4:31:00 PM
Description: Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton (strained calf) will miss at least two weeks, manager Mike Scioscia said. SOURCE: Alden Gonzalez, mlb.com.
Insight: The team is optimistic he'll still be ready for Opening Day, but we would have liked to see him get a full slate of spring training at-bats after his disappointing 2013 season. The outfielder came to camp having gained 20-25 pounds of muscle to try to regain his power.
 
2/25/2014 4:28:00 PM
Description: Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton will be shut down for a few days due to a strained left calf, according to Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register.
Insight: Hamilton was seen leaving the clubhouse on crutches. Coming off a disappointing season in 2013 (.250, 21 HR, 79 RBI, this is the last thing that Hamilton needed. For now, consider him day-to-day.
 
9/28/2013 11:20:00 AM
Description: Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton is getting a day off Saturday against the Rangers.
Insight: Hamilton has hit .327 with five homers, 27 RBI and a .906 OPS over his last 43 games to bring his average up to .249 and his OPS to .737. He has hit just 21 homers with 78 RBI this year; fortunately, there will only be one game left in his miserable season after Saturday.
 
9/26/2013 9:30:00 AM
Description: In 24 at-bats against Texas' Matt Garza, Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton has collected five hits while striking out six times.
Insight: Hamilton has hit .329 with a .914 OPS over his last 41 games to raise his average from .217 to .248, but he slugged just five home runs in that span and has 21 on the year. He shouldn't be started Thursday against Garza.
 
9/22/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton is hitting .333 with two homers and 10 RBI over his last 10 games, but he has been horrible against Seattle's Felix Hernandez
Insight: Hamilton is just 10-for-59 (.169) with one homer and 18 strikeouts against Hernandez. That's enough of a sample size to make Hamilton a must-sit Sunday.
 
9/16/2013 1:24:00 PM
Description: Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton is just 1-for-15 (.067) with nine strikeouts against Oakland starter Jarrod Parker.
Insight: Hamilton has been a disappointment in his first year with the Angels, batting .245 with 20 HR and 68 RBI. This matchup isn't likely to help those totals.
 
Hot9/11/2013 10:08:00 PM
Description: Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton went 3-for-3 Wednesday to raise his average to .247. He's eight for his last 12.
Insight: The odds of Hamilton reaching .250 seemed slim when he was hitting .217 on Aug. 7, but he has gone 40-for-112 (.357) with 10 doubles, one triple, four homers and 16 RBI over his last 30 games.
 
9/10/2013 10:28:00 PM
Description: Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI Tuesday at Toronto.
Insight: Hamilton came in hitting .302 in his past 63 at-bats but with zero home runs in that span. Tuesday's blast was his 20th of the year in 515 at-bats, down from 43 in 562 at-bats last season.
 
9/4/2013 6:28:00 PM
Description: Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton is back in the lineup Wednesday.
Insight: Hamilton has started just one of the last five games due to a shoulder injury, migraines and a sinus infection.
 
9/3/2013 7:34:00 PM
Description: Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton is out of the lineup Tuesday with a sinus infection, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.
Insight: Shoulder injuries, migraines, sinus infections; Hamilton has dealt with all three lately and only has started one of the last five games. He says his shoulder is better now, however, which is good news.