Found October 06, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, who will be a free agent, said he would love to return to the team but his decision will be led by God. The devoutly religious Hamilton has been scrutinized for his play lately. He was booed during a 0-for-4 game Friday as the Rangers were eliminated by the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 in the American Wild playoff. "You hate to have it happen possibly the last game ever here, but at the same time, it's one of those things," Hamilton said on ESPN Dallas. "I gave it my all every time I went out there. Hopefully, (fans) appreciated it more than they didn't. I think they do. It's one of those things, hey, we didn't get a win, but you can't win them all." After the game, Hamilton said the Rangers would be his first priority, but is open to going to another team if that's where God leads him. "I always would love to stay here," he said. "They understand that. They know that. When we talked ...
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