Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton underwent surgery to repair laterial and meniscus cartilage in his left knee, which is serious enough. However, a surgeon discovered an ACL injury as well, which required reconstruction, per Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Hamilton was already expected to miss the rest of the 2016 season, so this simply adds another thing for him to overcome in his rehabilitation. The 35-year-old has one year remaining on his contract and will earn $30 million next season, $26.41 million of which is being paid for by the Angels.
Last year in 182 plate appearances with the Rangers, Hamilton hit .253/.291/.441 with eight home runs and 25 RBI. It’s tough to imagine the Rangers basing their 2017 success on his contributions.