MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez wrote earlier this month that it’s unlikely Josh Hamilton will finish out his five-year, $125 million contract as a member of the Angels and that a trade may even be coming this season — in the third year of the five-year deal. But we can probably rule out a reunion with the Rangers.
Here’s the relevant part of the story from staff writer Michael Florek of the Dallas Morning News …
At Rangers Fan Fest on Saturday, general manager Jon Daniels was asked during a fan Q&A session what the chances were that Josh Hamilton would return to the Rangers.
“Small,” Daniels responded.
The response drew a laugh and then a round of applause from the crowd.
“A rather popular sentiment,” said Rangers announcer Tom Grieve, who was moderating the Q&A.
Hamilton, 33, has batted just .255 with a .741 OPS in 240 games with Anaheim. He’s owed $90.2 million.