Josh Hamilton has settled back in with the Texas Rangers, but the five-time All-Star is currently limited by a hamstring injury.

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Hamilton Out With Hamstring Injury

Tuesday, June 2

Hamilton suffered a hamstring injury and will miss tonight’s game against the Chicago White Sox, according to a tweet from Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: “Josh Hamilton said he aggravated his left hamstring Sunday. Says sitting today and maybe Wednesday is precautionary.”

Hamilton has missed nearly two months of the season with a shoulder injury.

The 34-year-old slugger enjoyed five great seasons with the Rangers, reaching the World Series twice and winning the American League MVP award in 2010.

Things went south after he signed with the Los Angeles Angels, though, and Hamilton and the Angels had a less-than-ideal parting of the ways. Following Hamilton’s substance-abuse relapse during the offseason, the Angels decided to trade him back to Texas.

There were some hard feelings among Rangers fans when Hamilton decided to leave Texas in favor of the Angels, but he received a warm welcome upon his return, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News:

Also, Rangers manager Jeff Banister was excited to have a player of Hamilton’s caliber back in the fold, according to The Associated Press (h/t

“Since he’s been here, Josh looks fresh, he looks good and he’s got tremendous energy,” Banister said. “He wants to play hard, and he’s going to be a very nice winning player for us.”

Hamilton is currently batting .273 with two home runs and five RBI in 22 at-bats. 

He is one of the biggest X-factors in Major League Baseball right now, and the Rangers will certainly lose a dimension to their game if they are forced to play without him for any length of time.


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