Josh Hamilton has played seven games in his return to the Rangers and now he’s hurt, sitting out tonight’s game against the White Sox with what the team is calling “tightness in his lower half.”
Hamilton has looked fantastic in his second go-around in Texas, hitting .273 with two homers, two doubles, four walks, and a 1.021 OPS. That includes a two-homer game and a walk-off hit in his first week back after sitting out six weeks recovering from shoulder surgery and substance abuse relapses.
Because of all his time off, perhaps the “lower half tightness” is just part of Hamilton getting back into game shape.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers have signed infielder Brock Holt. Contract details are not yet known.
Holt, 31, spent most of the last six years as a part-time player with the Red Sox, playing a little bit of a lot of positions. Last year, he hit .297/.369/.402 with 19 extra-base hits, 31 RBI, and 38 runs scored in 295 plate appearances. He spent a majority of his time at second base but also logged time at first base, shortstop, third base, and both corner outfield spots.
It will be interesting to see how the Brewers deploy Holt. His best chances at playing time would figure to be at third base and shortstop.