Angels Trade Josh Hamilton To Rangers

Updated: April 24, 2015


April 24th 2015


ANAHEIM – The Rangers are close to a deal that would send Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton back to Texas. Neither club has confirmed, which still needs to clear other options for Hamilton. Hamilton had 31 homers and 123 RBI’s in two years with the Angels.

The Angels aren’t expected to get any players from the Rangers, only cash considerations. Yahoo! Sports reported that the Rangers would pay about $15 Million of the roughly $90 Million that is owed to Hamilton through the 2017 season. Hamilton has not been with the Angels since last season, as he has been rehabbing a right shoulder and other problems. Hamilton had a relapse with drugs and owner Arte Moreno was not to happy with Hamilton. The Angels reported that Hamilton could be sent off to Arizona to start a new program with the Angels, yet news today from sources shows that Hamilton is heading back to Texas.

A couple of weeks ago, Angels Players and staff, including Manager Mike Scioscia, bench coach Dino Ebel, pitcher C.J. Wilson and outfielders Calhoun and Freese visited Hamilton in Houston.

Hamilton at the time was reported to be in “good spirits” after visiting his teammates and eager to play baseball again. This trade will bring the 33-year old back to Rangers organization. Hamilton played for Texas from 2008 through 2012

More News About Hamilton To Come.

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