Josh Hamilton 32 | Left Field

Los Angeles Angels

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Mon. Apr 14, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Hamilton (thumb) will not take part in baseball activities until May 2, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports. Impact: Hamilton will transition from a soft cast on his thumb to a removable splint beginning Friday, but he'll still be limited to off-field workouts through the rest of April. His recovery timetable is expected to last a total of six-to-eight weeks, sidelining him until at least late May.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Hamilton (thumb) underwent surgery Friday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Impact: Manager Mike Scioscia confirmed Hamilton experienced no complications during the procedure. Hamilton remains on track to miss the next six-to-eight weeks.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Hamilton will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks because of a torn ligament in his left thumb that needs surgery. The 2010 AL MVP Hamilton was injured during Tuesday night's game against Seattle during a headfirst slide into first base. Impact: Los Angeles said an MRI Wednesday revealed a complete tear of the thumb's ulnar collateral ligament, and hand and wrist specialist Dr. Steven Shin will operate at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedics in Los Angeles. Hamilton was placed on the 15-day disabled list.(STATS, 5:10pm)
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Hamilton (thumb) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, MLB.com reports. Impact: An MRI on Hamilton's thumb, which he injured on a head-first slide into first base Tuesday, revealed a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. The 32-year-old will require surgery, and he's expected to need 6-to-8 weeks to recover. J.B. Shuck was brought up to take Hamilton's spot on the active roster.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Hamilton will need surgery on his left thumb and is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. Impact: Hamilton injured his thumb on a head-first slide into first base Tuesday, and while an initial X-ray was returned negative, an MRI revealed a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. A DL move is likely imminent, as the team is saying Hamilton will be out 6-to-8 weeks. Collin Cowgill figures to see increased playing time in his absence.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Hamilton (thumb), who injured his thumb in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners, underwent X-rays after the game, which came back negative, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Impact: This is certainly a piece of good news, but fantasy owners aren't out of the woods yet, as reports after the game mentioned that Hamilton couldn't throw a ball or grip a bat after sliding hard into the first-base bag in the seventh inning. The lefty slugger will undergo an MRI on Wednesday, after which, we should get an update on his status going forward.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Updating a previous report, Hamilton left Tuesday's game against the Mariners in the ninth inning with a left thumb injury, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Impact: Hamilton dove hard into the first-base bag while trying to beat out a hit in the seventh inning, which has apparently resulted in an injury. There is no word on the severity of the ailment yet, but fantasy owners are likely getting nervous, as the lefty slugger has tallied a .444/.545/.741 slash line to open the season. Hamilton went 0-for-3 before leaving the contest.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Hamilton was removed in the top of the ninth inning against the Mariners on Tuesday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. Impact: With two men on, no one out, and the Angels trailing 5-3 in the ninth, Ian Stewart was sent up to bat in place of Hamilton. There is no word yet on whether Hamilton sustained an injury, but he did dive head-first into first base in the seventh inning while trying to beat out a base hit. An extended absence would be a shame for Hamilton, who is off to a hot start in 2014.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Hamilton credits "bouncing around" at the plate before loading his swing with his early surge this season, MLB.com reports. Impact: Hamilton made a number of adjustments this offseason after tallying a career-low .739 OPS in 2013, including focusing on getting his hips to the ball quicker, but says "bouncing around" before the pitch is delivered helps him establish a rhythm. Hamilton didn't employ the move at all last season, or when he was struggling in the second half of 2012, saying that he "completely forgot about it." Whatever he's doing, Hamilton should probably keep doing it, as he is batting a remarkable 500/.600/.833 in his first 24 at-bats this season.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Hamilton went 1-for-2 with an RBI single, three walks, and two runs scored in a win over the Astros on Monday. Impact: Hamilton tied a career high with three walks in the contest Monday, and is now sporting an unearthly .500/.600./833 line with two home runs and six RBI over his first seven games of the season. Obviously this level of production is unsustainable, but Hamilton looks to be in control at the dish early on this season, displaying good plate discipline and hitting a single to the opposite field Monday.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Apr 6, 2014
News: Hamilton hit a two-run home run to support eight strong innings by Tyler Skaggs as the Los Angeles Angels won their second straight 5-1 over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Impact: Hamilton had three hits and homered for the second straight game. He's 9 for 18 (.500) with five RBIs so far this season.(STATS, 2:36pm)
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Hamilton went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run in a win over the Astros on Saturday. Impact: Hamilton, who hit the two-run blast off left-handed starter Dallas Keuchel, was 0-for-3 with three strikeouts against lefties coming into the contest. Refusing to cool down in the early going, Hamilton is now 6-for-8 with two home runs and five RBI in his last two games. It's still early, but he's looking like the player the Angels thought they were signing in 2013.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Hamilton went 3 for 3 before leaving Friday. Impact: Hamilton hit a two-run dinger and drove in three overall before he was removed in a laugher of a ballgame.(STATS, 5:28pm)
Fri. Apr 4, 2014
News: Hamilton went 3-for-3 with a three-run homer, a walk, and two runs scored in an 11-1 drubbing of the Astros on Friday. Impact: Hamilton has put the pedal to the floor in the first four games of the season, as he is now hitting .462./563/.769 in his first 13 at-bats. All numbers this early in the year come with a warning of a small sample size, but Hamilton, who put on weight this offseason, and has been working on getting his hips through the zone faster, seems intent on making his 2013 season a distant memory.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 2, 2014
News: Hamilton went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts Wednesday in a loss to the Mariners. Impact: After going 3-for-6 in his first two games this season, Hamilton finished with a no-contact night Wednesday. His first three strikeouts came against left-hander James Paxton, all but ensuring he will continue to bat fifth or lower against lefty pitchers for the time being.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 2, 2014
News: Hamilton will bat fifth in the Angels' lineup Wednesday after batting fourth Tuesday, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports. Impact: James Paxton, a lefty, is pitching for the Mariners on Wednesday, and Hamilton has pretty pronounced career splits, posting a .934 OPS against righties and a .772 OPS against lefties. This is a trend that could continue, assuming David Freese, who is batting fourth Wednesday, can hold up his end of the bargain.(RotoWire, )
Josh Hamilton
2014 Season
AVG
.444
HR
2
RBI
6
RUNS
7
Bio
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 240  Age: 32
Bats: L  Throws: L
Born: 5/21/1981, Raleigh, North Carolina
College: None
Debut: 2007
Salary: $17,000,000
Injury Status
4/9/2014
ON 15-DAY DL (Left thumb surgery - out 6-8 weeks)