Josh Hamilton leaves the team due to vision, sinus problems

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Josh Hamilton has missed the last two games with sinus trouble so severe that it has affected his vision.  They’ve gotten so bad now that he had to leave the Rangers’ road trip last night and is flying back to Texas to be examined by team doctors.

If he ends up missing the entire Rangers-Mariners series this weekend it does two things:

(1) it opens the door for Miguel Cabrera to pass him in the home run race, bolstering his chances at the triple crown; and

(2) renders those “Josh Hamilton is soft” comments from John-Jacques Taylor even more odious than they were yesterday.  The guy could have something pretty seriously wrong with him here.