Billy Hamilton CF CIN 2 days ago

Hamilton was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three stolen bases in a losing effort against the Cubs on Friday night.

He is hitting just .230, but he now has 12 swipes, and that's really what he brings to the fantasy table. He sat out a game last Sunday with a slight groin strain, but that appears to be a thing of the past. Stolen bases in bunches will always be a possibility when he's getting on base, and Hamilton took advantage of Jon Lester's unwillingness to throw over to first base in Friday's matchup.

Billy Hamilton CF CIN 6 days ago

Hamilton went 1-for-5 in his return to the lineup Monday night.

Hamilton ended up missing just one game due to his groin issue, and was able to leg out a triple as his one hit. The center fielder is hitting just .196 but does already have eight stolen bases.

Billy Hamilton CF CIN 7 days ago

Hamilton (groin) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers, C. Trent Rosecrans reports.

Hamilton will return to action after sitting out Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, and he will man center field and bat leadoff as he usually does. Hamilton does not leave the yard often, but four of his seven career home runs came against Milwaukee.

Billy Hamilton CF CIN 1 week ago

Hamilton (groin) will not be in the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Hamilton exited Saturday's game with right groin soreness and will receive the night off to aid his recovery. After Hamilton suffered the injury, the Reds indicated that the speedster wasn't in line for a trip to the DL, though the organization's tune could change if he's slow to progress by mid-week.

Billy Hamilton CF CIN 1 week ago

Hamilton is considered day-to-day with a sore right groin, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Hamilton seemingly tweaked his groin muscle while attempting to beat out an infield single in the top of the eighth inning Saturday, and was promptly pulled from the game. The Reds are indicating it's not a DL situation, but the injury could jeopardize Hamilton's status for Sunday's series finale against St. Louis and perhaps the start of the Brewers series.

Billy Hamilton CF CIN 1 week ago

Hamilton (undisclosed) has exited Saturday's game against the Cardinals, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Hamilton was injured trying to beat out an infield single. It's unclear what exactly is ailing him, but he will be out for the remainder of Saturday's game.

Billy Hamilton CF CIN 2 weeks ago

Hamilton (finger) is batting leadoff and starting in center field Tuesday against the Cubs, MLB.com reports.

As expected, Hamilton will only miss one game because of soreness in a finger on his left hand. He already has seven stolen bases this season, and he fared well against Chicago's Jake Arrieta last year, going 2-for-6 with three walks and a stolen base.

Billy Hamilton CF CIN 2 weeks ago

Hamilton (finger) will play Tuesday barring a setback before the game, MLB.com reports.

Kris Negron started in place of Hamilton and went 0-for-5 on Monday. "Billy laid it all out there for those first six games," manager Bryan Price said. "We're trying to keep him fresh. He'll be in there for sure [Tuesday]. He can play today, but as opposed to letting something become more significant I felt like giving Negron a start made more sense...."

Billy Hamilton CF CIN 2 weeks ago

Hamilton is dealing with a sore finger on his left hand, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. He's not in the lineup Monday, but he is available if needed.

Hamilton's issue reportedly dates back to a slide Friday. He played both Saturday and Sunday, so the issue appears to be minor. A day off Monday could help his as well, and it seems likely he'll return to the lineup Tuesday.

Billy Hamilton CF CIN 2 weeks ago

Hamilton is out of the lineup Monday against the Cubs, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Hamilton appears to be receiving a day of rest Monday after a first week that included a 6-for-28 start at the plate with four walks, but also seven stolen bases. While he likely won't add to that total Wednesday unless he serves as a pinch hitter or runner, he should rejoin the lineup Tuesday.