As if things weren’t complicated enough for Josh Hamilton already, Naheed Rajwani of the Dallas Morning News reports that he and his wife, Katie, are in the process of getting a divorce.
Hamilton filed for divorce in late February, which is right around the time when word leaked about his offseason drug relapse. The petition cites “conflict” as the reason for the split:
“The marriage has become insupportable because of the discord or conflict of personalities … that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation,” the petition states.
Hamilton and his wife have been married since 2004 and have four children. Katie’s father, Michael Dean Chadwick, is a faith-based motivational speaker and helped Hamilton with his addiction problems in the early 2000s.
Hamilton’s future with the Angels remains in question and FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported earlier today that the two sides are discussing a number of scenarios to resolve the dispute over his situation. Among the possibilities are a buyout or a trade.