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: With the Angels reportedly willing to take on up to $68 million of the $80 million remaining on his deal, that could put the Rangers expense at only $7 million. Hamilton is also expected to receive an opt-out clause in his deal after the 2016 season
More: Dallas Morning News7 hours ago Rotoworld
Advice: It looks like it will be a move strictly to get Hamilton out of Los Angeles and back in Texas where he flourished in the past. The Rangers are expected to pay less than $15 million of the $80 million remaining on Hamilton's deal through the 2017 season. Rosenthal cautions that there are still several hurdles to clear and the talks could still fall apart, it isn't yet a done deal.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterSat, Apr 25 Rotoworld
Advice: The more news comes out, it certainly seems like it's nearly a done deal that Hamilton will be returning to the Rangers. What remains unclear, is what the Angels will be receiving in return.
More: Jeff Passan on TwitterFri, Apr 24 Rotoworld
Advice: A return to the Rangers is one destination that seems to make sense, though Sullivan notes that there remains a lot of work to be done before a trade is officially announced, which may not happen until Monday. Reports from SI.com and Ken Rosenthal first noted that the Angels and Hamilton were close to parting ways. The Halos will surely have to pick up a large portion of the $83 million remaining on Hamilton's contract.
More: TR Sullivan on TwitterFri, Apr 24 Rotoworld
Advice: It confirms a report from SI.com. It's unclear at this point how the relationship will be dissolved, but the two sides have been discussing various scenarios to resolve the dispute, including a trade. Hamilton still has $83 million remaining on his contract, and the Angels will surely have to end up eating a lot of that. The outfielder is working his way back from shoulder surgery and isn't going to be ready to play for a while, regardless of where he ends up.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterFri, Apr 24 Rotoworld
Advice: Hamilton will remain there for 2-3 weeks before then beginning an official rehab assignment. The Angels have mapped out a plan that will have the outfielder back with them in June, although it's not a given that he'll be with the club at that point. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported over the weekend that the two sides are discussing various scenarios to resolve their dispute following Hamilton's recent drug relapse.
More: Bill Shaikin on TwitterTue, Apr 21 Rotoworld
Advice: Hamilton, who is working his way back from shoulder surgery, is expected to report to the team's complex in Arizona "sooner rather than later" for two to three weeks of work in extended spring training. He would then go out on an official minor league rehab assignment. This doesn't necessarily mean that he will play for the Angels again, as his future with the team is still very much in question following his recent drug relapse. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported over the weekend that the two sides are discussing various scenarios to resolve the dispute, including a trade.
More: Los Angeles TimesFri, Apr 24 Rotoworld
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 NewsTue, Apr 21 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
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