Josh Hamilton to undergo knee surgery, miss rest of season
Texas Rangers leftfielder Josh Hamilton will undergo knee surgery and miss the rest of the season, general manager Jon Daniels said Monday.
Hamilton has yet to play in a game for the Rangers this season. He was playing in Double A for a rehab assignment when he was removed from the lineup due to persistent knee soreness.
Hamilton’s surgery is scheduled for June 8.
The operation is the latest setback for Hamilton, who has struggled to regain his form after a 43-homer season in 2012. After one-and-a-half seasons with the Angels, Hamilton was traded back to Texas last year, where he played from 2008–2012.
Hamilton played in 50 games for the Rangers last season, batting .253 with eight home runs and 25 RBIs. He is currently in the fourth year of a five-year, $125 million contract.
Daniels said Hamilton is committed to returning in 2017.
Two other Rangers outfielders were placed on the disabled list Monday. Shin-Soo Choo, who played Friday for the first time since April 9, was placed back on the DL with a hamstring issue. Drew Stubbs was also shut down with a sprained toe.