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Texas Rangers put Josh Hamilton on waivers, but return in 2017 is possible

The Texas Rangers made a calculated move to put outfielder Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers on Tuesday, ending the slugger's second stint with the team.For now, at least.General manager Jon Daniels said the move had to be made now or else Hamilton wouldn't be allowed to play for the Rangers until after May 15 next season, per MLB's contract rules.Hamilton, who in June...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Josh Hamilton released by Rangers

After playing for the Rangers for five seasons, and winning the American League MVP while with the club, Josh Hamilton signed with the Angels as a free agent in 2012. He was traded back to the Texas in 2015. Now, his second stint with the club has come to an end. Hamilton had been on the 60-day disabled list and has not played in a game this year. He underwent knee surgery after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers releasing Hamilton no surprise

On Tuesday afternoon, the Texas Rangers issued a press release stating a roster move everyone knew was coming: Outfielder Josh Hamilton, the 2010 American League MVP, had been activated from the 60-day disabled list and placed on unconditional release waivers. Hamilton, 35, has spent the entire season on the DL due to left knee issues. […] The post Rangers releasing Hamilton no...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 days ago

Rangers release Josh Hamilton with hope that he'll return

CINCINNATI -- The Texas Rangers placed Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers Tuesday, though they hope his surgically rebuilt left knee is healthy enough to allow him to try for a spot with the team next season.Texas activated Hamilton off the 60-day disabled list and put him on waivers, a move that was expected. The 35-year-old outfielder had surgery on June 8 to reconstruct...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers put Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers

CINCINNATI (AP) The Texas Rangers have placed outfielder Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers as he tries to come back from a series of operations on his left knee. The Rangers activated him off the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday and put him on waivers. They also recalled right-hander Shawn Tolleson from the minors and put him on the 60-day DL, creating a spot for left...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Place Josh Hamilton On Release Waivers

The Rangers announced that they have activated outfielder Josh Hamilton from the 60-day disabled list and placed him on unconditional release waivers. Per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (links to Twitter), the move is somewhat procedural in nature, as the club could look to sign him to a minor league deal after the season, and Hamilton has previously expressed a willingness...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

Josh Hamilton needs knee surgery, is out for season

Normally, news about a part-time player who hasn’t yet appeared in a game during the 2016 MLB season might not be worth a story. But when that player is a former American League MVP and five-time All-Star who once signed a five-year, $125 million contract, it’s probably worth noting when his season is over. For Josh Hamilton, the 2016 season never really began. The outfielder...
Via The Comeback
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Hamilton 'turned a corner' in knee recovery

Good news for Texas Rangers fans — Josh Hamilton appears to be coming around in his rehab from a knee injury. Hamilton was bothered by his knee last season and underwent a procedure on it in November. He was having more problems with it in February, went for second opinions, and ended up having stem cell and other injections on it. But the good news is he appears to be doing better...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton comeback could be best MLB story of 2015

By Liam McGuire To say Josh Hamilton’s career has been full of up and downs would be a dramatic understatement. We all know the story now – Hamilton is a former first overall pick of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays who’s supreme talent was derailed by crippling addiction. He rose above his troubles to become one of the games most feared hitters with the Texas Rangers, where he was...
Via The Outside Corner
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Hamilton fondly recalls talking with Red Sox as free agent

By Ricky Doyle There was a time when Josh Hamilton was considered a potential free-agent target for the Boston Red Sox. And Hamilton remembers that as being a special time in his Major League Baseball career. Hamilton hit the open market after a 2012 season with the Texas Rangers in which he hit .285 with 43 homers, 128 RBIs and a .930 OPS. The Los Angeles Angels eventually signed...
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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