JOSH HAMILTON NEWS

Series Preview: Angels vs. Athletics vs. Housekeeping

Despite the troll-ish image atop this post, this isn’t really about the A’s (but that doesn’t mean I can’t have my fun). The Angels do need to break out the brooms this series, but not to sweep Oakland (though I certainly wouldn’t complain), but rather to get their own house in order for the playoffs. They’ve got two starters going in this series who need to prove they...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Josh Hamilton gets more pain-killing injections, Scioscia considering three-man rotation

The September 22nd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Josh Hamilton gets more pain-killing injections, Scioscia considering three-man rotation and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton received seven pain-killing injections for his abdominal pain. The Monkey Says: He is aiming to get back in the lineup by the end of the Oakland series, so they must...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Josh Hamilton has multiple cortisone shots

The Los Angeles Angels defeated the Texas Rangers on Saturday by the score of 8-5. The win was the 96th for the Angels, who have the best record in the Major Leagues. The Angels continue to play without Josh Hamilton, who has been out with a rib cage injury. The good news is Hamilton is improving and should be ready to return soon and contribute in the post season. #454337054 /...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Josh Hamilton struggling with chest pain

Josh Hamilton just can't seem to get healthy. The Los Angeles Angels outfielder had just got back on the field after battling a shoulder injury but Wednesday brought another ailment, this time in the form of stabbing chest pain. Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reports that Hamilton was absent from Wednesday's win, and indeed the subsequent celebrations, because of pain...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Broken halo: Angels' Hamilton likely done for season

Angels OF Josh Hamilton has been disappointing fantasy owners all season long, so why stop now? Hamilton has a ribcage injury that figures to keep him out for the rest of the regular season, and possibly into the playoffs. If your fantasy squad includes Hamilton, find a replacement, and start looking in this week's edition of Free Agent Frenzy. Thursday's studs & duds...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Hamilton injured again, Weaver has start pushed back

The September 19th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton injured again, Weaver has start pushed back and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton is having more pain issues in his ribs, chest and maybe shoulder. The Monkey Says: Well, that isn’t good. That explains why he wasn’t in the lineup the last two nights. It is hard to imagine him...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton still out of Angels' lineup with new pain

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Josh Hamilton is still out of the Los Angeles Angels with pain in his chest and ribcage. Hamilton sat out for the 13th time in 14 games Thursday night when the AL West champion Angels took on Seattle. Hamilton missed 11 games with an injured shoulder before returning Tuesday, but the 2010 AL MVP felt a new pain in his upper body during batting practice this...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton unsure if he'll be healthy enough for Angels' postseason run

It appears as the Josh Hamilton has suffered yet another setback. It looked as though Hamilton's right shoulder tightness was improving when he played in Tuesday night's game against the Seattle Mariners, but the outfielder was out yet again Wednesday night in the Angels' division-clinching win. Still unsure of exactly what the injury is, the Angels have shut him down...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton missed celebration to get chiropractic work done

Josh Hamilton did not take part in the Angels’ celebration on Wednesday night after the team clinched the AL West for the first time since 2009. We said that Hamilton was not around because he wanted to stay away from the alcohol scene. But it turns out Hamilton may have left the clubhouse well before […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton excused himself from Angels’ alcohol celebration

The Angels on Wednesday clinched the AL West for the first time since 2009, and one of their key players was not around to enjoy most of the celebration. Josh Hamilton, who has had well-known struggles with alcohol and drug abuse, excused himself before the alcohol started flowing during the team’s celebration. OC Register Angels […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton is not in tonight’s Angels lineup, let the speculation begin

Josh Hamilton was back, now he isn’t. Or maybe he is and he just isn’t playing. Who knows? Here’s tonight’s Angels lineup: Tonight’s #Angels lineup with the clinch in sight. pic.twitter.com/M6NXytau4J — Angels (@Angels) September 17, 2014 The team hasn’t said why Hamilton isn’t playing, opening the door for us all to speculate that maybe his shoulder is acting up...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

No, Josh Hamilton won’t disrupt the Angels chemistry

Yesterday, Josh Hamilton made a surprise return to the Angels lineup. This is a good thing. Let me repeat that. THIS IS A GOOD THING. For some reason, there are folks out there who do NOT think that this is a good thing. Leading up to his return, anytime I posted an update to Twitter on the health status of Hamilton, I got the following responses: “Who cares? The Angels have been...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton does his best Willie Mays Hayes slide

Josh Hamilton is back! However, it looks like his 10-game layoff might have left him just a little bit rusty. Out by an eyelash. On one hand, it is nice to see Hamilton playing and feeling healthy enough to attempt a steal. On the other hand, he might want to get his depth perception checked.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Josh Hamilton back in lineup

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will return to the starting lineup Tuesday night after an 11-day layoff due to a sore right shoulder joint. Hamilton will hit sixth and serve as the designated hitter as the Angels announced via Twitter early Tuesday evening.Here’s tonight’s #Angels lineup vs Seattle at 7:05 p.m. PT. pic.twitter.com/Oelm72ACpe— Angels (@Angels) September...
Via MLB Injury News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Surprise! Josh Hamilton is back in the Angels lineup

Remember how we heard that Albert Pujols might miss a day or two with a hamstring issue and that Josh Hamilton was hoping to return Wednesday? Here’s tonight’s #Angels lineup vs Seattle at 7:05 p.m. PT. pic.twitter.com/Oelm72ACpe — Angels (@Angels) September 16, 2014 SURPRISE! Both of the expensive sluggers are back in the lineup. Hamilton returning is obviously the bigger...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Josh Hamilton could return Wednesday, inside Mike Trout’s poor defensive numbers

The September 16th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Josh Hamilton could return Wednesday, inside Mike Trout’s poor defensive numbers and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton could return as DH Wednesday after taking BP sessions on Monday. The Monkey Says: Hamilton even admits he probably won’t be batting clean-up when he returns. I actually...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Josh Hamilton improving, still no timetable

The Los Angeles Angels lost to the Houston Astros on Sunday by the score of 6-1. Even with the loss, the Angels have the best record in baseball at 93-56. At first in runs scored and 11th in team ERA, the Angels should be coasting into the post season. The question is whether or not Josh Hamilton, who has been out with a shoulder injury, will be a part of the run. He is improving...
Via MLB Injury News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Hamilton making progress with shoulder, Thatcher activated from DL

The September 15th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton making progress with shoulder, Thatcher activated from DL and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton finally showed some progress with his shoulder. The Monkey Says: There is still no planned return date, but this is the first bit of good news they’ve had with Hamilton in days. Earlier...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Hamilton expected back by end of regular season, MLB postseason schedule unveiled

The September 12th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton expected back by end of regular season, MLB postseason schedule unveiled and much more… The Story: The Angels believe Josh Hamilton will be back before the end of the regular season. The Monkey Says: But they don’t know for sure, which is why this supposedly reassuring statement isn’t...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Hamilton receives more cortisone shots for shoulder, Ebel a candidate to manage Astros

The September 11th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton receives more cortisone shots for shoulder, Ebel a candidate to manage Astros and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton received two more cortisone shots after testing out his ailing shoulder. The Monkey Says: That means he will be out another few days. He said that he was “dying”...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton's ailing shoulder has Angels skipper Scioscia concerned

  Josh Hamilton is hoping one step back will lead to a couple of steps forward with his ailing right shoulder. The Los Angeles Angels outfielder was out of the lineup for a sixth consecutive game Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers after waking up with soreness a day after two more injections. Hamilton hasn't played since leaving a game in the eighth inning last Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels OF Hamilton still out with ailing shoulder

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Josh Hamilton is hoping one step back will lead to a couple of steps forward with his ailing right shoulder. The Los Angeles Angels outfielder was out of the lineup for a sixth straight game Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers after waking up with soreness a day after two more injections. Hamilton hasn't played since leaving a game in the eighth inning...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Angels should be concerned about Josh Hamilton, but not too much

Yesterday we learned that the Angels are looking for a shoulder to cry on because Josh Hamilton has been crying about his shoulder. At last check, they were “growing concerned” about his health. Another few days, and they should have advanced through the adolescence of their concern to fully mature grownup concern. Whatever shall they do without their $125 million clean-up hitter...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Josh Hamilton not progressing

The concern over Josh Hamilton's shoulder seems to be mounting as the outfielder missed his fifth straight game on Tuesday. Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that manager Mike Scioscia is getting worried about Hamilton's injury as his recovery stalls. Scioscia told Fletcher that he was "concerned" about the former MVP:"If you're in...
Via Sports Injury Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels express growing concern over Josh Hamilton's shoulder injury

Josh Hamilton will sit out a fifth straight game because of tightness and discomfort in the back of his right shoulder, and Manager Mike Scioscia acknowledged he is getting “concerned” about his left fielder’s lack of improvement. Hamilton first hurt the shoulder in Houston last week and aggravated it fielding a ball off the wall and making a strong throw to second in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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