Josh Hamilton to undergo knee surgery, miss the rest of 2016

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Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton had a second opinion on his knee and has opted to undergo knee surgery. The procedure will take place on June 8 and he is expected to miss the rest of the year, Jared Sandler of the Rangers Radio Network reports.

Hamilton, 35, underwent two procedures on his knee in the latter half of 2015 and the Rangers were hoping to get him back some time this month. He began a rehab assignment in late April but the knee gave him trouble shortly thereafter.

Hamilton’s five-year, $125 million contract expires after the 2017 season, so the Rangers will have only one more year with him. He’s earning $30 million both this year and next year, but the Angels are paying a majority of that.

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