Josh Hamilton 32 | Left Field

Los Angeles Angels

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Mon. Sep 15, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Hamilton (shoulder) could return as the designated hitter as early as Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reports. Impact: Hamilton, who will miss his 11th straight game Monday night, was very encouraged by a recent workout and believes he may be ready to return Wednesday. "Hopefully this is a breakthrough day for him as far as his health," Manager Mike Scioscia said. "His workout was incredible. He was running well and swinging the bat great. There's no doubt he's close to being able to DH." Scioscia indicated that Hamilton will still be evaluated on a day-to-day basis. Even if Hamilton does return Wednesday, it would likely be at least another week before he's able to play the field, as he's yet to resume throwing. "There's no pain — it's just a little sore and tight — but it's all good," Hamilton said. "It's definitely moving in the right direction. If I do tomorrow what I did today and it feels good the next day, I wouldn't see a problem playing Wednesday night, at least as a DH."(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 15, 2014
News: Hamilton (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Monday against the Mariners, the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Impact: Hamilton will miss his 11th straight game while battling a shoulder issue. The team did not provide an update on his status, specifically, and it remains unknown when he'll return to the lineup. Collin Cowgill had been getting most of the starts in left field in Hamilton's place, but Efren Navarro gets the nod Monday against Seattle starter Hishahi Iwakuma.(RotoWire, )
Sep 14, 2014
News: Hamilton (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros, according to Eric Kay of the Angels' official website. Impact: Sunday's game will be the 10th in a row that Hamilton has missed, and it remains to be seen when he will be able to get back in the lineup. Collin Cowgill will get another start in left field in Hamilton's place.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 13, 2014
News: Hamilton (shoulder) is out of the Angels' lineup again Saturday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Impact: As expected, Hamilton will remain out Saturday, and manager Mike Scioscia acknowledged Friday that he's "unsure" of the slugger's status for the rest of the season. Hamilton's ailing shoulder was treated with a pair of cortisone shots Wednesday, and he'll likely need a couple more days before he can even resume baseball activities.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 12, 2014
News: Manager Mike Scioscia said Friday that he is "unsure" of Hamilton's (shoulder) status for the rest of the season, according to Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register. Impact: Hamilton missed his eighth consecutive game Friday due to the ailment, and while a precise prognosis is still unknown, the 33-year-old will not be available for at least the next few days.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 11, 2014
News: Hamilton (shoulder) will be out "the next couple games" according to manager Mike Scioscia, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports. Impact: Hamilton received two cortisone shots in his right shoulder Wednesday, so it's not surprising to see him set to miss a few days of action. There's still a chance he returns Saturday or Sunday against the Astros, but it will depend on how his body responds to the treatment. Even if the soreness keeps him out for the entire weekend series, the team remains confident that he'll return at some point during the regular season.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 10, 2014
News: Hamilton received two cortisone shots in his shoulder Tuesday and is expected to miss the remainder of the series against the Rangers, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. Impact: Hamilton hasn't been in the starting lineup since he was scratched Sunday due to neck and shoulder stiffness, and it looks like he'll miss at least another day or two. Depending on how his body responds to the treatment, he could return to the Angels' outfield at some point during the upcoming three-game series against the Astros. Colin Cowgill should continue to see additional reps in Hamilton's stead.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 10, 2014
News: Hamilton (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times. Impact: Hamilton will miss his sixth straight game Wednesday. Manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that Hamilton's shoulder is not showing much improvement, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him miss a few more games as well. Expect Collin Cowgill to continue serving as the Angels' regular left fielder until Hamilton is able to return.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 9, 2014
News: Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that Hamilton (shoulder) is not improving, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Impact: Scioscia admitted that "there's concern" within the organization in regard to Hamilton's lack of progress with his right shoulder, though he did not indicate what the next step may be for the 33-year-old. That said, Hamilton is set to miss a fifth straight start Tuesday and a return before the end of the Rangers series seems unlikely in light of this news.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 9, 2014
News: Hamilton (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers, according to MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez. Impact: Hamilton will miss his fifth straight game Tuesday night. He continues to be evaluated on a day-to-day basis, but it remains to be seen when he will play next.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 8, 2014
News: Hamilton's sore right shoulder is better, but not improved enough to get him back on the field. Impact: The Los Angeles outfielder missed his fourth straight game Monday when the Angels played a makeup date against the surging Indians. Hamilton took batting practice and was in the starting lineup Sunday in Minnesota, but was scratched about an hour before the first pitch when his shoulder stiffened.(STATS, 3:59pm)
Mon. Sep 8, 2014
News: Hamilton (shoulder) is out of the lineup again Monday against the Indians. Impact: Hamilton didn't play Friday or Saturday because of a sore shoulder, but was placed on the lineup card Sunday before being scratched. He is out again Monday, with Collin Cowgill playing left field in his place. The 33-year-old outfielder has seen his offensive numbers dip since moving to Los Angeles, hitting .263/.331/.415 this season and about the same the season before after coming off his best year as a pro in 2012. Injuries haven't helped his cause, as he has only played in 88 games this season for the Angels.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Hamilton, who was scratched from Sunday's lineup, is dealing with stiffness in his right shoulder and neck, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports. Impact: It looks to be a minor flare-up of the shoulder issue Hamilton has been dealing with since Friday. He received trigger-point injections to treat muscle knots after experiencing tightness during batting practice. Consider Hamilton day-to-day until the team releases further information.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Hamilton (shoulder) was a late scratch from the lineup Sunday, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports. Impact: Hamilton was scheduled to return to the lineup Sunday, but must have suffered a setback before the game as he will now take the day off Sunday. Grant Green will start in left field in Hamilton's place and bat seventh for the Angels.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Hamilton (shoulder) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. Impact: Hamilton will return to the lineup after missing both Friday and Saturday because of a shoulder injury, but will be back in Sunday for the series finale against the Twins. The 33-year-old outfielder is hitting .263/.331/.415 this season for the Angels.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 6, 2014
News: Hamilton (shoulder) isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Twins, according to MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez. Impact: The Angels were hoping Hamilton would be able to return sometime this weekend, but he won't do so Saturday. Assuming he's just getting one more day to rest, he should be on track to play in Sunday's series finale.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 6, 2014
News: Hamilton (shoulder) took swings Saturday and is unsure if he'll be ready to return to the lineup Sunday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Impact: A final decision will likely come down a couple hours prior to game time Sunday, but consider Hamilton questionable for the Halos' series finale with the Twins.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 5, 2014
News: Hamilton (shoulder) is expected to return to the lineup Saturday or Sunday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports. Impact: According to manager Mike Scioscia, Hamilton felt "a lot better" Friday, after receiving a cortisone shot to treat AC joint soreness in his right shoulder Thursday night. Hamilton will not be available in any capacity for the second game of the series against Minnesota, but it sounds like he has a good chance to return before the end of the week.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 4, 2014
News: Hamilton will not play Friday against the Twins due to a sore shoulder, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Impact: Hamilton was able to log four plate appearances in Thursday's contest, going 1-for-3 with a single and a walk, but was replaced by Collin Cowgill in left field to begin the bottom of the eighth. Hamilton has apparently been playing through the ailment for a few days, but the discomfort seems to have flared up, as he received a cortisone shot after the game. He is officially considered day-to-day.(RotoWire, )
Josh Hamilton
2014 Season
AVG
.263
HR
10
RBI
44
RUNS
43
Bio
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 240  Age: 33
Bats: L  Throws: L
Born: 5/21/1981, Raleigh, North Carolina
College: None
Debut: 2007
Salary: $17,000,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury