Billy Hamilton

Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 160
Bat: S
Throw: R
College: None
Birth Place: Collins, Mississippi
Draft: 2009 2nd round by the
  • Chicago Cubs place Jon Lester on disabled list

    Chicago Cubs place Jon Lester on disabled list

    The Chicago Cubs placed left-hander Jon Lester on the 10-day disabled list Friday with left lat tightness and shoulder fatigue, but the injury is not expected to be season-ending. Lester was pulled in the second inning of Thursday afternoon's game against the Cincinnati Reds due to the injury and saw a team doctor after the game. He allowed nine runs (seven earned) in 1 2/3 innings as the Reds outlasted the Chicago Cubs 13-10. "There's no minimum or maximum, just that it's a 10-day stay and then we'll figure it out," Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters Friday of Lester's return. Lester was replaced by left-hander Mike Montgomery in Thursday's game after facing 11 batters in the second inning


    Braves' Kemp looks to return versus Reds

    STATS LLC ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves hope to have left fielder Matt Kemp back in the lineup on Saturday for the middle game of their home series with the Cincinnati Reds. "All things are pointing to a go right now," Braves manager Brian Snitker said after the Atlanta training staff put Kemp's right hamstring through some final tests Friday at SunTrust Park. Kemp, hitting .290 with 14 homers and 44 RBI, hasn't played since July 28, when he strained his right hamstring for the second time this season. The 32-year-old slugger also spent time on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring and the three DL stints have limited him to 88 games. "That's a pretty big presence in the lineup when

  • Fantasy baseball daily notes for Aug. 20

    Fantasy baseball daily notes for Aug. 20

    Another Sunday, another slate of mostly matinees. The MLB Little League Classic will close out the docket, as the Sunday night ESPN affair between the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates is a home game for the Bucs but will be contested at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The venue is the home park for the Williamsport Crosscutters, the Philadelphia Phillies' Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League affiliate. On paper, the dimensions suggest the park slightly favors pitchers, not unlike the Pirates' home digs at PNC Park. Starting time is an hour earlier than usual. As for the other 14 games, we have the usual array of pitchers to stream and hitters