Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:27:34 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (calf) has been running and hitting on the field, but he's not expected to play in an exhibition game until Sunday, March 16, at the earliest, per manager Mike Scioscia.
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton's injury history is certainly a deterrent for fantasy owners, but it sounds as if he has a pretty good chance to be ready for the start of the season. He's amassed more 600 PAs in each of the last two seasons and is an OK bet to rebound, so he might be discounted heavily.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 09:31:31 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said OF Josh Hamilton (calf) should be able to start playing in games in about a week.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:03:20 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (calf) has started running on a weight-reducing treadmill, and he also hit in the cages for the first time Wednesday, March 5.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:56:15 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (calf) was walking without crutches Thursday, Feb. 27, and said he was feeling a "little bit better." He'll still need the crutches a little while longer. "I'm starting to get a little flexion in there," Hamilton said. "The spasms are starting to break a little bit, and once that happens, the rehab part of it will be able to ramp up a little bit." He wants to receive 50 to 60 at-bats before opening day.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:21:16 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are optimistic that OF Josh Hamilton (calf) will be ready for the start of the regular season after straining his left calf Tuesday, Feb. 25. The Angels hope he can resume throwing in the next few days and eventually take soft toss to keep him active. OF J.B. Shuck could take Hamilton's place in left field if he's not ready for opening day, but they are far from considering that.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:22:36 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said OF Josh Hamilton (calf) will miss at least a few weeks because of his strained calf.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor this situation because there is not a definite timetable for his return. There appears to be a chance that this could affect his status for opening day. Owners should knock him down a bit in their rankings because of the uncertainty surrounding the injury. J.B. Shuck could receive more playing time if Hamilton misses an extended period of time, but likely would not be more than a AL-only option for now.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:04:36 -0800
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (calf) strained his left calf while doing baserunning drills Tuesday, Feb. 25, and he is on crutches. He will stay off his feet for a few days.
Fantasy Tip: The injury appears to be very minor, but this is just a reminder to all that Hamilton carries considerable injury risk.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:55:57 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (calf) left the team's workout Tuesday, Feb. 25, with a minor calf injury.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:53:53 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton was spotted holding his hands higher while taking batting practice Sunday, Feb. 23, and said that it's closer to how he used to hit while he was with the Texas Rangers.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:08:47 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton will no longer have an accountability coach follow him around in 2014. Hamilton will only have someone with him on the road and they won't dress for games as an extra coach. "It's time to cut the cord a little bit," Hamilton said. "I don't really use it for home games. I go to the park, I do what I need to do, I know what I need to do, and I have my family. That was one of the main reasons."