Texas Rangers
2014 Avg.
.297
 
Career Avg.
.295
Name  Josh Hamilton
Born  5/21/1981
Height  6-4
Weight  240
Number  32
Position  DH
Bats  L
Throws  L
7/2/2014 12:32:00 PM
Description: Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton has gone 7-for-16 (.438) with a double and a homer against White Sox starter John Danks.
Insight: Hamilton went 3-for-6 with a homer and three walks during Tuesday's doubleheader against Chicago. He's also hitting .421 with a 1.095 OPS in 38 at-bats against lefties this season and will get Danks Wednesday.
 
7/1/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton hit his first home run since June 3 Tuesday against the White Sox.
Insight: Hamilton homered in his first game back from the disabled list on June 3 after missing seven weeks due to a torn ligament in his left thumb, but he didn't do much for the rest of the month. He's still hitting .318 with four homers, 20 RBI and an .870 OPS in 129 at-bats this season.
 
6/29/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Josh Hamilton is 9-for-28 (.321) with four home runs and a 1.228 OPS versus Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Hamilton hasn't homered in the past two weeks and has just one this month, but that could change that in this favorable matchup.
 
6/19/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Josh Hamilton is 10-for-17 with a 1.670 OPS versus Cleveland right-hander Justin Masterson.
Insight: Hamilton has cooled this week, batting just .208 over the past five games, but is still batting .333 with a .908 OPS for the season (22 games).
 
Hot6/14/2014 12:32:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Josh Hamilton is 8-for-15 with a 1.455 OPS versus Braves starter gavin Floyd.
Insight: Hamilton has continued his hot hitting since returning from the injured list. He's batting .308 in his last 10 games. For the season he's batting .364 with a 1.016 OPS and in this favorable matchup should be a must start.
 
Hot6/12/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Josh Hamilton is 6-for-9 with four extra-base hits and a 2.367 OPS versus Braves starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Hamilton has continued his hot hitting since returning from the injured list. He's batting .333 in his last nine games. For the season he's batting .381 with a 1.054 OPS and in this favorable matchup should be a must start.
 
Hot6/11/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Josh Hamilton has picked up multiple hits in four of his last five games.
Insight: Hamilton has flourished since he returned from a torn ligament in his thumb and is hitting .390 with three homers and a 1.073 OPS in 59 at-bats this season. He's also 9-for-29 (.450) with two homers against Oakland's Tommy Milone, so make sure he's in your lineup Wednesday.
 
6/8/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Josh Hamilton unleashed his third home run of the season Sunday in a victory over the White Sox.
Insight: He's looked sharp since making his return from the DL earlier this week (.348 AVG in 23 at bats). Injuries have plagued Hamilton off and on for the past several seasons but when he's healthy, he's been one of the most productive hitters in all of baseball.
 
6/7/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton should be avoided on Saturday versus tough left-hander Chris Sale.
Insight: Hamilton is just 1-for-11 (.091) against the best left-hander in the American League. After a scalding hot first week of the season, Hamilton is 3-for-15 since his return from the disabled list.
 
6/3/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: The Angels will activate Josh Hamilton from the 15-day disabled list in time for Tuesday's series opener against Houston. Source: Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Hamilton was scalding the ball (.444, 2 HR, 6 RBI) before he injured his thumb sliding into second base on April 8. Both he and Mike Trout (back stiffness) are expected to be in Tuesday's lineup, putting the Angels' offense at full strength for the first time since the season's opening week.
 
6/1/2014 7:36:00 PM
Description: The Angels will activate Josh Hamilton from the 15-day DL Tuesday against Houston. SOURCE: Jeff Fletcher, Orange County Register
Insight: Hamilton (.444, 2 HR, 6 RBI) had thumb surgery a little less than two months ago. Los Angeles has gone 27-21 during his absence.
 
5/31/2014 2:45:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Josh Hamilton has started his rehab assignment and could be back with the big club as early as Tuesday.
Insight: He's had to overcome a thumb injury and a bone bruise. Hamilton was off to a blazing start before the injury, batting .444 with a pair of homers and six RBI in his first eight games. His return will force Collin Cowgill (.271, 2 HR, 9 RBI) back to the bench.
 
5/29/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: After sitting out a week with a bruised thumb, Los Angeles left fielder Josh Hamilton is finally ready to resume his rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake. SOURCE: MLBlogs.com
Insight: He's hoping to return to the Angels' lineup sometime early next week. Hamilton's return will force Collin Cowgill (.276, 2 HR, 9 RBI) back to the bench.
 
5/26/2014 7:51:00 PM
Description: Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton has a bone bruise in his surgically repaired left thumb, according to Alden Gonzalez of mlb.com.
Insight: Hamilton missed the last three games of his rehab assignment with soreness in his thumb after getting jammed by a pitch in the ninth inning Thursday. He'll try to take batting practice Wednesday and will resume his rehab assignment if he gets through it.
 
5/26/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton (thumb) joined the team in Seattle on Monday to have his surgically repaired thumb re-evaluated, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Hamilton missed the last three games of his rehab assignment with soreness in his thumb after getting jammed by a pitch in the ninth inning Thursday. If he's cleared Monday in Seattle he'll join the Salt Lake Bees, who are playing in nearby Tacoma from Tuesday-Friday, to resume his rehab assignment.
 
5/23/2014 9:19:00 PM
Description: Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton was scratched from his rehab appearance on Friday. SOURCE: Alden Gonzalez, MLB.com
Insight: He was supposed to suit up for Triple-A Salt Lake but sat out because of a sore thumb. Hamilton was hoping to return on Memorial Day but now his return date may have to be pushed back.
 
5/20/2014 7:23:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Josh Hamilton (thumb surgery) is targeting May 26 for his return to the lineup, according to Alden Gonzalez of mlb.com.
Insight: Hamilton tore a ligament in his thumb when he slid into first base in April. He was hitting .444 with two homers at the time of his injury and physically looked much more powerful than last season after packing on muscle in the offseason.
 
5/16/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Josh Hamilton (thumb surgery) took batting practice on Thursday and didn't have any problems.
Insight: We are expecting Hamilton (.444, 2 HR, 6 RBI) back in the Angels lineup by the end of the month. If any impatient owner dropped him, you should scoop him up and stash him for the next couple of weeks.
 
5/13/2014 8:28:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Josh Hamilton (thumb surgery) is almost ready to resume batting practice. SOURCE: Bob Nightengale, USA Today
Insight: He should be able to take cuts again by this weekend. We'd expect Hamilton (.444, 2 HR, 6 RBI) back in the major leagues by the end of the month.
 
5/8/2014 8:03:00 PM
Description: According to MLBlogs, Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton is targeting late May for his return to the lineup.
Insight: Specifically, he's hoping to be back for the series against Kansas City that begins on May 23rd. Hamilton tore a ligament in his thumb about a month ago. He had been hitting .444 with six RBI before the injury.