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Rangers | Josh Hamilton may just pinch hit

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:39:17 -0700

Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) might be limited to pinch-hitting duties for the rest of the season, according to general manager Jon Daniels. Hamilton is eligible to come off the disabled list Tuesday, Sept. 1. Hamilton still has pain in his left knee when running, and he hasn't ruled out offseason surgery to fix or remove some cartilage.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is unlikely to be very useful in any fantasy format with a limited number of at-bats down the stretch. Dropping him is acceptable, and don't look to use him on FantasyScore.

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Rangers | Josh Hamilton to return Tuesday

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:21:28 -0700

The Texas Rangers are planning to activate OF Josh Hamilton (knee) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Sept. 1. Hamilton has not played since Aug. 15 due to a sore left knee. He is not expected to be ready for left field duty, but might be used as a pinch hitter.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players likely want to hold off using Hamilton ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) until he can officially return in a starting capacity and make it through a full game or two to prove his health.

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Rangers | Josh Hamilton could be activated Tuesday

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:16:11 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) remains likely to be activated from the disabled list when rosters are expanded Tuesday, Sept. 1, even though he is expected to be limited to pinch-hitting duties. He has been taking batting practice and playing catch without experiencing any problems but he has not been cleared to resume running.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has noticed some improvement in his left knee recently but he won't be of much help to fantasy owners if he's not getting regular playing time. Avoid using him in FantasyScore for the foreseeable future.

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Rangers | Josh Hamilton still nursing knee

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:03:46 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) said he still feels pain in his left knee preventing him from running. He is not sure if he will be able to return from the disabled list when eligible Monday, Aug. 31, and added his injury is a "day-to-day thing."

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has missed significant time this season with a number of injuries and personal injuries. When on the field, he has flashed upside, but it is ill-advised to bank on fantasy returns from the veteran. After all, Hamilton has been limited to 38 games this season, and even when he deems himself ready to return, it would be shocking to see him receive everyday at-bats.

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Rangers | Josh Hamilton could have offseason surgery

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:03:04 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee), who is on the disabled list with persistent left knee inflammation, hasn't ruled out offseason surgery to fix or remove cartilage in his knee. Hamilton has already had surgery twice on each of his knees. "Just getting old. Thin cartilage. Same thing as I figured it was, like a bone bruise," Hamilton, 34, said at the time. "Mentally, I know it's structurally fine, so the pain part of it is fine."

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton is known as a slow healer, so there's no guarantee he'll play much for the remainder of the season. Will Venable ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) should see the majority of starts in Hamilton's absence, and he's not a bad target in deep mixed leagues for his speed. Venable can make a decent value selection on FantasyScore in the right matchups, especially now that he's moved to an extreme hitter's park.

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Rangers | Josh Hamilton placed on DL

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:31:21 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Aug. 20, with left knee inflammation. The team also added OF Will Venable to their 25-man roster.

Fantasy Tip: Venable ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) and Ryan Strausborger ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) probably will see playing time with Hamilton out of the lineup. Neither player is a great option for owners on FantasyScore, but Venable likely will be the more valuable option.

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Rangers | Josh Hamilton likely headed to DL

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:34:12 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) is likely headed to the disabled list with a sore left knee. He was out of the lineup for the fourth straight game Wednesday, Aug. 19, after having a cortisone injection last week that he admitted didn't provide him any relief. Any MRI exam last week showed no structural damage in his knee. "It's difficult to put the finger on what it is," Hamilton said. "Structurally, the ACL and all that stuff is OK. It feels pretty good when I'm getting treatment, but when I stand up and put weight on it, it locks up again. It's just weird."

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) continues to be burdened by injuries, and given his slow-healing reputation, expect him to be out later rather than sooner. Ryan Strausborger ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) and newly-acquired Will Venable ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) can platoon in left in Hamilton's absence. Venable has more offensive upside and should see more playing time, making him more attractive in all leagues.

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Rangers | Josh Hamilton sits out fourth straight

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:25:24 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) is out of the lineup for the fourth straight game Wednesday, Aug. 19. OF Ryan Strausborger will start his fourth straight game and bat ninth against Seattle Mariners SP Mike Montgomery.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton's knee is still sore, and he could be headed to the disabled list. Strausborger ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) has five hits, including a home run, filling in for Hamilton. He is still too inexperienced to start on FantasyScore, but he has power and speed and is a player to watch if Hamilton returns to the disabled list.

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Rangers | No Josh Hamilton again Tuesday

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:17:05 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) remains out of the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 18, but he hopes his left knee will improve enough for him to return against the Detroit Tigers Thursday, Aug. 20. Manager Jeff Bannister said placing Hamilton on the disabled list is not an option, and the manager prefers having Hamilton on the bench as a pinch hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Strausborger ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) starts again in place of Hamilton and is hitting ninth against Seattle Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma. Strausborger has performed well filling in for Hamilton, but he remains a low-end outfield commodity in daily leagues and isn't attractive at the bottom of the batting order.

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Rangers | Josh Hamilton out again

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:14:23 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton is out of the starting lineup for the second straight day Monday, Aug. 17. OF Ryan Strausborger will start in left field and hit ninth against Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker.

Fantasy Tip: Strausborger ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) has decent power upside but is an unproven commodity at the major league level with only 18 at-bats for Texas. He's a lotto ticket on FantasyScore if you want to save valuable cash for the rest of your lineup.

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