Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton to get an MRI on his knee

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The season started hard for Josh Hamilton with a drug relapse, a protracted fight with the Angels and then a trade back to the Rangers. Then it started late for Hamilton because, while he was fighting with the Angels, they weren’t playing him or letting him work out with them, so he needed time to ramp up to baseball speed. Then he got hurt, straining his hamstring and hurt again, with a groin problem.

Now this:

Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, dealing with renewed soreness in his chronically sore left knee, will undergo an MRI exam on Friday to determine if he’s dealing with something more debilitating.

His knees are already kind of a mess, having undergone multiple surgeries. At this point you can’t really be optimistic that he’ll be healthy and/or productive this season.

On the season Hamilton has hit .252/.299/.415 with five homers in 36 games. Maybe try again in 2016, Josh.