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Josh Hamilton gets cortisone shot, sits with wrist injury

Jun 22, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT

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As if things weren’t going bad enough for Josh Hamilton now the Angels outfielder is out until at least Tuesday with a wrist injury.

According to Alden Gonzalez of his right wrist “flared up during an intense pregame hitting drill about 10 days ago” and after initially playing through the pain Hamilton got a cortisone shot Friday, which usually requires multiple days off.

Hamilton has hit just .207 with a .640 OPS and horrendous 76/19 K/BB ratio in 71 games overall, including .171 this month.

  1. connormyboy - Jun 22, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Great free agent signing.

  2. losanginsight - Jun 22, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    This is a smoke screen. His coke habit just flared up.

  3. coloradogolfcoupons - Jun 22, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Looks like he’s not ‘a true baseball player’

    Angel fans a booing him like Ranger fans did when they played in Texas earlier this year.

    Couldn’t happen to a more deserving, hypocritical d-bag.

  4. DiscountMescan - Jun 22, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Cortisone won’t fix the level of suck he’s displayed all year.

  5. jimatkins - Jun 22, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Why on earth isn’t this guy on the DL? He isn’t doing anything defensively or offensively, except grounding into double plays (three the other night in an 0-5 performance). Astronomical suckage even before you factor in his paycheck.

    • jeffa43 - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:26 AM

      That 0 for 5 outstanding display of how to kill innings with DP’s… You forgot to mention the other 2 ab’s were K’s.

      That is Astronomical suckage, on a legendary level…. when you figure in the paycheck.

  6. joerymi - Jun 22, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Well, one good thing for the Angels: Pujuls might no longer have the worst contract on the team.

  7. jnpowell - Jun 22, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Ranger fan here. I have to admit I hoped he would stay in Texas. I hated to see him go, especially to the Angels. As a baseball fan in general you hate to see someone with that much talent suck as much as he has, but I’m glad he’s sucking this bad for a rival.

    Maybe the grass is not always greener on the other side. Maybe staying with the team that coddled you would have been better than going for the money. Guess it worked out for everyone involved……minus the Angels.

  8. MyTeamsAllStink - Jun 24, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    he’s never been the same since that accident involving the guy he threw the baseball to.I bet that’s also part of the reason for his decline.

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