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Josh Hamilton homers in return from latest “weird” injury

Sep 25, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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Josh Hamilton returned to the Rangers’ lineup last night after missing five games with what was initially called a sinus infection and later diagnosed as ocular keratitis.

Either way the former MVP had vision problems, which are now being blamed on too much caffeine and sports drinks drying out his corneas.

Or as Hamilton joked to reporters before the game: “It’s me we’re talking about here. Guys, it’s me. It’s Josh. It’s going to be something weird.”

And then he went out and homered against the A’s, moving ahead of Miguel Cabrera to reclaim the AL lead with 43 long balls.

  1. kaf39 - Sep 25, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Glad he’s back in the line-up!

  2. ndrocks2 - Sep 25, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Seems a bit risky to say the least with his age and history of injuries. Great on the field but can’t imagine he is good for 150 games a year for the next seven years. Should be interesting to see what happens this off season.

    • artisan3m - Sep 25, 2012 at 6:50 PM

      You are probably right ~ but Josh doesn’t have to play 150 games to eclipse other players in MLB. He can outpace them in 100-110 games which still makes him a valuable commodity. But I don’t see seven years from anyone ~ including the Rangers.

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