Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/16/14
If All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton was waiting for the Texas Rangers to set a market for the free agent slugger, it might be time to turn to Plan B. The Rangers aren't likely to meet the reported asking price of six or seven years at $20 million to $25 million per season. Hamilton, 31, is considered a prime free agent but his age and history of injuries, overcame chemical dependency but has twice admitted to succumbing to alcohol in recent seasons. The Rangers hired a full-time employee to monitor Hamilton. He hit .285 with 43 home runs and 128 RBIs in 2012, when he played in 148 games, his highest total since joining the Rangers via trade from the Cincinnati Reds in 2008. USA Today reported the Rangers might not be willing to offer a contract longer than three years. "I don't think you can sit around and say, 'We have to wait and see what happens with Josh,'" CEO Nolan Ryan said Wednesday. "We'll al get a feel here shortly where we think that might be going, but also we...
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