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Angels | Josh Hamilton may be only player in deal

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:49:52 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) could be the only player involved in a trade to the Texas Rangers, with cash considerations going to the Angels.

Fantasy Tip: Expect plenty of news on the pending deal over the weekend, and none of it will significantly impact Hamilton's fantasy value. He has the potential to have a solid season, but there is also plenty of risk. Continue to stash him in the majority of formats. However, if you find your hand forced with a lineup decision, cutting bait isn't out of the question.

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Rangers | Texas close to adding Josh Hamilton

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:04:28 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is close to being traded to the Texas Rangers, according to sources. There is still a lot of legal work to be done, but the trade is likely to be announced Monday, April 27.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) had his best years with the Rangers, and averaged 28 home runs and 101 RBI over his five years with the club. He is 34 now, though, and recovering from a shoulder injury. Fantasy owners won't know what to expect from Hamilton anytime soon, either. He is still worth stashing in the majority of formats.

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Angels | Josh Hamilton close to being traded?

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:55:39 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is close to being traded by the organization, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Continue to stash Hamilton in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. However, there is no indication of what is in store for him going forward, and it isn't out of the question to cut bait if you in a roster pickle. Continue to check back for updates on Hamilton's future and where he might land. Plus, when he'll be healthy enough to return.

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Angels | Josh Hamilton heading to Arizona

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:27:02 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will report to extended spring training "this week," according to manager Mike Scioscia.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton's ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) recovery from shoulder surgery reportedly is going well, but there's no timetable for when he'd be able to return to the team, and it's still possible he won't play for the Angels at all this year after relapsing from substance abuse. Progress on the playing front is good, though, and you should continue stashing him in deep mixed and AL-only leagues.

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Angels | Josh Hamilton could return in June

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:30:27 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) has a plan mapped out by the team that could allow him to return in June. Under the tentative plan, Hamilton would report to the Angels' Arizona training complex for two to three weeks in extended spring training. He would head out on a rehab assignment after that. Hamilton is expected to report to Arizona "sooner rather than later," according to a person familiar with the plan but unwilling to discuss it publicly until the Angels announce it.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton still isn't guaranteed to play for the Angels, but his return could come within five or six weeks. If he's on the wire and you have DL space, it's worth the gamble.

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Angels | Josh Hamilton going through divorce

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:16:27 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton is in the process of divorcing his wife, Katie, according to documents filed in north Texas. Hamilton has had problems with substance abuse and self-reported a relapse earlier this year. Hamilton isn't allowed to see his children without supervision, according to court records, and he's also prohibited from going to the couple's properties in Texas and California.

Fantasy Tip: It's a very tumultuous time in Hamilton's ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) life yet again, and there's a good chance he may not play at all for the Angels this year. Not only is he trying to cope with a relapse and a divorce, but he's rehabbing his way back from shoulder surgery earlier this year. There's no reason to stash him in shallow mixed leagues.

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Angels | Josh Hamilton in great shape

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:50:08 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) reportedly is in great shape while he rehabs from shoulder surgery earlier this year. He weighs 250 pounds and is in good spirits. SP C.J. Wilson, one of Hamilton's close friends, said Hamilton is "100%" ready to play baseball. "It's my 100% opinion that Josh is not a risk to himself or anybody else," Wilson added. "That's what I feel having known him for eight years. That's the closest thing I can get to a factual opinion."

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) still has a ways to go in his rehab, and that's completely aside from his situation involving a relapse from substance abuse. It could get messy between Hamilton and the Angels organization, and it's hazy as to whether he'll even play again this season. If you don't have the room in shallow standard leagues, we wouldn't fault you for dropping him.

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Angels | Scioscia worried about Josh Hamilton

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:49:50 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) met with manager Mike Scioscia, and the manager felt "frustration" that Hamilton isn't getting enough support after going through a relapse of substance abuse. Hamilton hasn't been with the team all year as he rehabs from shoulder surgery. He has been swinging a bat for several weeks, and his rehab is going well.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) may very well sit out for most, if not all, of the 2015 season because of his substance-abuse situation that could get messy with the Angels. In shallow mixed leagues, you shouldn't feel compelled to continue stashing him, unless you're using him in a DL slot for the time being.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Mike DiGiovanna

Angels | Josh Hamilton done with Angels?

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:04:03 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) may never play for the team again after his latest relapse into substance abuse, owner Arte Moreno said. Moreno also said Hamilton's contract contains language protecting the team against a relapse, which has contradicted earlier statements by the owner. The Major League Baseball Players Association also denied Moreno's claims. Hamilton has three years and $83 million left on his current contract.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) won't be ready to play at least until next month because of shoulder surgery earlier this year. He's an extremely risky fantasy commodity in 2015, because it's uncertain whether he'll play at all this year. In AL-only and very deep mixed leagues, he's worth stashing, but don't expect much from him this season.

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Angels | Josh Hamilton will have help

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:38:29 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will reunite with his 2013 accountability partner Shayne Kelley, who will return to the Angels.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton is worth stashing in a DL slot, however there is no guarantee he'll play in 2015. The Angels are seriously concerned about his conduct, health and behavior, and he'll likely enter rehab at some point during the season. It might be best to consider any contributions from Hamilton as a bonus, because it appears risky to count on him in 2015, at this point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Mike DiGiovanna