Found May 14, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Los Angeles Angels removed outfielder Josh Hamilton from last night's loss to the Kansas City Royals prior to the seventh inning. Manager Mike Scioscia told reporters -- including Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times -- that Hamilton was feeling "a little lightheaded," while the slugger countered that he "was just sick." Whatever the case, the Halos elected to lift Hamilton from the contest. He said after the game that he's attempted to play through illness for the for the past 10 days to two weeks. He began taking antibiotics on Saturday for what is believed to be a respiratory infection. The meds don't appear to have kicked in yet, as Hamilton was still feeling the effects of the illness last night. In his words, "the equilibrium wasn't quite where it needed to be." To make matters worse, Hamilton believes his condition may have intensified after playing in 52-degree weather in Chicago on Sunday. He hasn't considered asking for a day off, but the Angels may consider it after having him exit last night's game early. The Angels signed Hamilton to a five-year, $133 million contract over the winter. Considering his production -- or lack thereof -- the agreement is looking ugly, but his numbers could certainly be impacted by the illness and adjusting to a new team. Still, it's hard to believe the former American League MVP is only hitting .212/.261/.344 so far this season. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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