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Josh Hamilton arrested on felony charge of injury to a child


Update (6:19 PM ET): TMZ has provided more details of Hamilton’s alleged abuse. It’s a tough read.


Former Rangers and Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was arrested on Wednesday on a third-degree felony charge of injury to a child, Tom Steele of the Dallas Morning News reports. Hamilton’s ex-wife sought a protective order on behalf of one of the three children they had together.

According to CBS DFW, one of the conditions of Hamilton’s bond is to not have contact with his daughter as well as any child under the age of 17.

Hamilton, 38, battled addiction early in his baseball career and relapsed several times during his career. He retired after the 2015 season. The Rangers named him to the club’s Hall of Fame in August.

Across parts of nine seasons, Hamilton was a five-time All-Star, a three-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and the winner of the 2010 AL MVP Award. He hit 200 home runs, knocked in 701 runs, and batted .290/.349/.516.

Luis Urías to miss six to eight weeks with fractured hamate bone

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Robert Murray reports that Brewers infielder Luis Urías underwent surgery to repair a fractured left hamate bone, suffered during a game in the Mexican Pacific Winter League. The club expects him to miss six to eight weeks, which likely means he will not start the regular season on time.

The Brewers acquired Urías from the Padres along with pitcher Eric Lauer in late November in exchange for pitcher Zach Davies and outfielder Trent Grisham.

Last season with the Padres, Urías hit .223/.329/.326 across 249 plate appearances. While his offense isn’t anything to write home about, he does play above-average defense with the ability to play several positions.

Urías was slated to be the regular shortstop, so his late start likely means Orlando Arcia will get another chance to prove himself. Arcia has failed to live up to expectations across four seasons in the big leagues thus far.