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Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton said his faith is as strong as ever as he addressed the media at spring training Friday.
Hamilton, a recovering alcoholic who had a relapse at the end of last month, quoted Bible verses that he said has been part of the couseling process with him and his wife.
The 2010 American League MVP also said he is not concerned about his future contract status. The sides decided to put off talks on a long-term extension following Hamilton's relapse, when he admitted to having several drinks at a Texas restaurant.
Hamilton did note that the issue doesn't entitle the Rangers to receive a hometown discount from him.
"The Rangers have done a lot for me, but I've got a question for ya'll: Have I done a lot for the Rangers?" Hamilton said. "I think I've given them everything I've had, and I don't think anybody can say I haven't. When it comes down to it, what people don't understand, is this is a business....
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Josh Hamilton has really rebuilt hus life and re-established his career in baseball since joining the Texas Rangers in 2008. But apparently the Rangers' center fielder doesn't quite feel obligated to the organization that gave him another chance. Hamilton, who has been a catalyst for the Rangers in the team's run to back-to-back World Series, spoke about his recent relapse...
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