Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:56:28 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton was released from his minor-league contract Friday, April 21.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:42:02 -0800
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Monday, Feb. 27. He will be out of commission for at least two to three months. Hamilton had reconstructive surgery on the same knee last summer. The outfielder's anterior cruciate ligament was still intact, however.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:52:17 -0800
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) is expected to visit a doctor in Houston Monday, Feb. 27. It is likely that he will have to undergo more surgery on his left knee.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:04:27 -0800
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) did not suffer any structural damage after tweaking his knee recently. He is back at spring training but will take it easy for the time being as he is dealing with minor discomfort in the injured knee.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:23:55 -0800
Free-agent OF Josh Hamilton (Rangers) agreed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:03:28 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton was released Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:25:01 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) had surgery Wednesday, June 8, and the procedure included reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. It's hard to imagine Hamilton returning this year, in the opinion of The Dallas Morning News' Gerry Fraley.
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton should be left to the waiver wire in all fantasy formats at this point with an uphill battle to return this year and possibly even next given his extensive injury history. Texas has plenty of options for the corner outfield spots, too, in Hamilton's absence.
Tue, 24 May 2016 09:13:23 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee), who is out for the season, is expected to be back on the field for the 2017 season, which is the final year of his five-year, $125 million deal. Hamilton has just 170 plate appearances and has eight home runs since he returned to the Rangers.
Fantasy Tip: It's hard to imagine the former MVP having an everyday role moving forward with Texas if he can make it back next season. The 35-year-old is an extreme injury risk and would probably only be worth a late-round flier in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues.
Mon, 23 May 2016 14:50:01 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) got a second opinion on his knee. He's set to have surgery on June 8, and will be out for the remainder of the 2016 season.
Fantasy Tip: The Rangers weren't really expecting anything from their former MVP winner anyway, and luckily for them, they're not the ones paying for most of his massive salary. It's an ominous sign for the 35-year-old Hamilton, who could be nearing the end of his career as he continues to have trouble staying on the field. Ryan Rua and Drew Stubbs will continue to benefit the most in his absence.
Sat, 07 May 2016 10:50:22 -0700
The Texas Rangers have signed free-agent OF Drew Stubbs (Braves) to a major-league contract. He is expected to serve as a reserve outfielder even though OF Delino DeShields Jr. has struggled at the plate this season. In corresponding moves, P Alex Claudio was optioned to Class AAA Round Rock and OF Josh Hamilton (knee) was moved from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain how much playing time Stubbs will receive but he is not worth rostering outside of AL-only fantasy leagues. The 31-year-old hit .237 with a home run and three RBI in 38 at-bats for Atlanta earlier this year.