Josh Hamilton LF/RF/DH TEX 3 days ago

Hamilton (knee) was activated from the DL on Tuesday.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF/DH TEX 6 days ago

Hamilton (knee) will likely be activated from the 15-day DL on Tuesday but will be relegated to a pinch-hitting role, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Josh Hamilton LF/RF/DH TEX 1 week ago

Hamilton (knee) took batting practice Friday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF/DH TEX 2 weeks ago

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, who has missed six of the last eight games with left knee inflammation, was placed on the disabled list Thursday, according to the team's official website. The move is retroactive to Aug. 16 because Hamilton has not played since Saturday. Hamilton has only played two full seasons since 2009 because of injuries. He has played just 38 games this season after being traded to the Rangers in late April by the Angels. He began the season on the disabled list with a shoulder injury and never played for the Angels. He also suffered a relapse in the offseason with his drug addiction, which hurt his relationship with Los Angeles. With the Rangers, he is hitting .254 with six home runs and 21 runs batted in. The Rangers will fill Hamilton's roster spot with outfielder Will Venable.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF/DH TEX 2 weeks ago

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, who has missed six of the last eight games with a knee injury, said Wednesday he might have to go on the disabled list, according to the Dallas Morning News. A recent cortisone shot has not helped heal the injury, and the recent acquisition of Will Venable makes the Rangers likely to give Hamilton a backdated stint on the disabled list rather than continuing to wait on him.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF/DH TEX 2 weeks ago

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is hoping to return from his knee injury Thursday against the Detroit Tigers, according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram. Hamilton last played Saturday and has been temporarily replaced in the lineup by Ryan Stausborger. "Right now, we're thinking about taking two, three days and letting it calm down, get treatment on it and see where we are from there," Hamilton said Tuesday. The Rangers acquired Wil Venable from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday to bolster their outfield depth rather than recall Joey Gallo or promote Nomar Mazara from Triple-A. Hamilton has been limited to 38 games due to injury, posting a .254 batting average with six home runs, 21 RBI and 40 strikeouts in 142 at-bats. “We do want the guy in our lineup for the long haul,” manager Roger Banister said. “I think we’re being prudent in giving him an opportunity to let the knee calm down.” Banister added the team does not believe a disabled list stint is necessary and they prefer to have Hamilton available as a pinch-hit option.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF/DH TEX 3 weeks ago

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is not in the lineup for the third consecutive game Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners because of a knee injury, according to the team's official website. Hamilton has dealt with issues with his knee for most of the season, and he does not have a timetable for return despite undergoing an MRI last week which showed no structural damage. “I feel like every time I’m close to where I want to be, something else comes up,” Hamilton said, adding that the discomfort he has felt in his knee of late is a bit worse than what he dealt with earlier this season. Hamilton is hitting .254/.296/.430 with six home runs in just 38 games this season after being acquired from the Los Angeles Angels in April following issues stemming from an admitted relapse involving drugs of abuse.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF/DH TEX 3 weeks ago

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is out of the lineup Monday because of a sore left knee, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Hamilton underwent an MRI last week which revealed no structural damage, but he is still sore after receiving an injection.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF/DH TEX 3 weeks ago

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, who is out of the lineup for the second consecutive game Thursday, will have an MRI on his sore left knee, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Hamilton has had two surgeries on each knee in his career.

Josh Hamilton LF/RF/DH TEX 3 weeks ago

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was scratched from Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Twins because of a sore left knee, according to MLB.com. Hamilton was replaced by Ryan Strausborger, who batted ninth and started in left field.