OUTJosh Hamilton
LF TEX
20 hours ago

Hamilton (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery Monday to repair the meniscus in his left knee, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, the veteran outfielder had another procedure performed on his knee to try to right the ship and get him back into playing shape. The current timetable has Hamilton rehabbing for six weeks prior to running again, so it seems that any hopes of playing on Opening Day are out of the question. A firmer return date should come forth as he recovers from this operation.

OUTJosh Hamilton
LF TEX
2 days ago

Hamilton (knee) is headed to Houston to have his knee examined Monday and will likely need to have more surgery on his left knee, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is tough news for the 35-year-old, who was looking to return to the majors after missing all of 2016 recovering from a torn ACL on the same left knee. It's unknown how serious it is, but there is a good chance Hamilton may never be healthy enough to play in the majors again.

OUTJosh Hamilton
LF TEX
5 days ago

Hamilton (knee) said he'll ride a stationary bike and participate in treatment for about two days, and he hopes to swinging in the batting cage by the end of the weekend, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hamilton recently received good news as his MRI showed no structural damage. He could be ready for a nearly full spring workload sometime next week. Fantasy owners in mixed leagues shouldn't plan on drafting him yet, outside of extremely deep games, but AL-only competitors will be watching intently to see whether he can carve out consistent at-bats via a productive exhibition performance.

OUTJosh Hamilton
LF TEX
5 days ago

Hamilton (knee) recently underwent an MRI that revealed no structural damage, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hamilton tweaked his surgically-repaired knee this past Tuesday, and flew to Houston to consult with his surgeon, but it appears to be OK shape. The veteran outfielder, who was signed to a minor league deal this offseason, will scale back his baseball activities for a few days before attempting to give it a go once more.

OUTJosh Hamilton
LF TEX
6 days ago

Hamilton experienced pain in his left knee Tuesday and flew to Houston to consult with his surgeon, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's scary news for Hamilton, who underwent ACL surgery on the same knee last season. After progressing through the offseason without any setbacks, the 36-year-old felt a "tweak" while running the bases and immediately left for Houston. Hamilton has been trying to make a transition to first base in an effort to earn a spot on the opening day roster, but this could be a damaging hindrance to those aspirations.

OUTJosh Hamilton
LF TEX
1 month ago

Hamilton agreed to a one-year deal with the Rangers on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's difficult to expect much from the 35-year-old given his struggles over the past few years. The lefty didn't play a major league game last year and hasn't put together an entire season since 2013 due to health issues. Even when he did play with Los Angeles in 2013, his numbers weren't near the All-Star level he produced in Texas previously. He will attempt to transition to first base in an effort to make the Opening Day roster. Hamilton can request his release if he doesn't make the big league roster out of camp.

OUTJosh Hamilton
LF TEX
6 months ago

Hamilton was placed on release waivers Tuesday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Hamilton is in the process of being released, the move was entirely procedural. The Rangers and Hamilton had agreed to the move so that he could sign a minor league contract and remain with the organization.

OUTJosh Hamilton
LF TEX
7 months ago

Hamilton (knee) expects to be 100 percent before spring training next season, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hamilton underwent season-ending surgery in June to repair torn cartilage in his knee but appears to be ahead of schedule in his rehab and is optimistic to be at full strength before next season. It's still too early to say anything definitive, but the good news is that he apparently is feeling better than expected and hasn't encountered any setbacks. There's a chance the 35-year-old could be released in the offseason given the number of question marks surrounding him, but even if he does, another big league club would likely pick him up if he proves to be healthy entering the 2017 season.

OUTJosh Hamilton
LF TEX
9 months ago

Hamilton, who underwent season-ending surgery Wednesday to repair damaged cartilage, also underwent an ACL reconstruction, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Wilson, Hamilton's surgeon discovered the ACL issue during the surgery Wednesday. Given that Hamilton was already slated to miss the remainder of the season, it's unclear how the ACL reconstruction on top of the other repairs will alter his timeline. If Hamilton is able to make a full recovery, he figures to be able to return at some point in 2017, but his constant health issues in recent years make him a difficult fantasy commodity to trust.

OUTJosh Hamilton
LF TEX
9 months ago

Hamilton will have knee surgery and miss the rest of the 2016 season, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

He'll have the procedure in early June, but Hamilton's focus will be trying to get healthy enough to contribute in some capacity in 2017. Given the Rangers' outfield depth (even with the recent return of Shin-Soo Choo to the DL), Hamilton's playing time outlook upon return this season was cloudy.