OUTJosh Hamilton
LF TEX
1 day ago

Hamilton (knee) was released by the Rangers on Friday after it was revealed that he would need another right knee surgery.

EDGE Analysis

The embattled veteran re-injured his knee while rehabbing it, so the Rangers opted to just set him loose rather than continue to wait out his constant knee ailments. Hamilton does have some decent major-league numbers to his name, but between being well past his prime and his inability to stay healthy, this could spell the end of his playing career.

OUTJosh Hamilton
LF TEX
2 months ago

Hamilton (knee) will stay in Houston for post-op rehab, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hamilton underwent arthroscopic surgery on his meniscus Monday and the current timetable has him rehabbing for six weeks before running again. The 35-year-old tweaked his left knee running the bases at the beginning of spring camp, a devastating blow for the five-time All-Star. Hamilton will be out of action for most of the spring, but could continue his comeback attempt sometime in April.

OUTJosh Hamilton
LF TEX
2 months 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 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 months 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
8 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
9 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.