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Quick hits: Hamilton addresses pictures

Aug 8, 2009, 3:02 PM EDT

- Josh Hamilton admitted taking part in some provocative pictures, first unearthed by Deadspin on Saturday:

“I
went to get something to eat. Obviously, I eat at restaurants that have
bars in them all the time. I wasn’t mentally fit to go in there,
spiritually fit, and it just crossed my mind, ‘Can I have a drink?’
Obviously, I can’t.”

While Hamilton admits to being drunk
in the photos, he did not fail a drug test, so he is not in violation
of the policy that allowed him to return to Major League Baseball.

- It appears that the White Sox are the most likely team
who put in a claim on Alex Rios. White Sox or not, the Blue Jays now
have until Tuesday to decide if they will let Rios go for nothing, work
out a trade or pull him back. Rios, who still has six years left on his
seven-year, $69.35 million contract, is batting .263/.316/.428 with 14
homers and 62 RBI (this includes his two-run homer against the Orioles
on Saturday).

- Speaking of waivers, Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus did a fine job of explaining the process for the layman.

  1. Irv - Aug 11, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Seriously, you have got to be kidding. Josh Hamilton it a very good player and should be commended for his efforts to remain sober, That said when you blame a photographer for shooting a photo of Hamilton relapsing, that is putting the blame in the wrong place. Hamilton should have never given him the chance to shoot the photo and I am sure he knows that, That is like going to the drive thru at McDonald’s then complaining about getting fat

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