Josh Hamilton#32, LF, LA Angels
- May 21, 1981
- Birth Place:
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- 1999 1ˢᵗ round (1ˢᵗ pick) by the Tampa Bay Rays
— Player Notes
Advice: Hamilton filed for divorce in late February, around the same time reports surfaced of his latest drug relapse. Hamilton was able to avoid suspension from Major League Baseball, much to the chagrin of his own team. The Angels don't want to pay the underachieving 33-year-old outfielder and have been publicly feuding with him since the spring. He hasn't even been healthy enough to play thanks to a shoulder injury. Los Angeles' five-year deal with Hamilton is looking worse by the day.
More: Dallas Morning News7 hours ago Rotoworld
Advice: The two sides are reportedly exploring multiple avenues that include trades, though nothing is believed to be close. Hamilton meanwhile continues to rehab his shoulder and isn't expected to return to the diamond until sometime in May.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterSat, Apr 18 Rotoworld
Advice: According to Scioscia, "he has been "hitting and he's been running, but he needs to expand on that". It remains a murky situation, but Hamilton had lunch with several teammates on Friday and indicated his desire to return to the team. He isn't expected to be ready to take the field until sometime in May.Rotoworld
Advice: Moreno elaborated, "Its not about money, nothing about money,". "In our contract, theres language that he signed and that his agent approved that said he cannot drink and use drugs. So, we have specific language in the agreement. We have a couple other players who have the same language." The Angels are still on the hook for $83 million through the 2017 season, so if they can void any or all of that financial obligation, it would be welcomed on their end. If the Halos do decide to pursue legal action, the Major League Baseball Player's Association will certainly come to Hamilton's defense, touting the Joint Drug and Prevention and Treatment Program which was collectively-bargained and may preclude individual contract terms.
More: Bill Shaikin on TwitterThu, Apr 16 Rotoworld
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