Josh Hamilton's Return To Texas Is A Deal For Both Sides
Hamilton was traded from the Angels to the Rangers in April after a self-reported cocaine and alcohol relapse.By Matt Moreno | May 25, 2015
Josh Hamilton is back in a Texas Rangers uniform, and it’s been quite the trip to get back there. The 34-year-old will be back in the lineup Monday after shoulder surgery in the offseason.
Hamilton first played with the Rangers from 2008 to 2012 where he enjoyed a 43 home run season, a 130 RBI season and a .359 batting average for a season — all career highs. (Video via Playstation)
But his move to L.A. for the 2013 season was less than favorable. While he was making about $25 million a year, his performance on the field didn’t reflect that. Over two seasons, Hamilton hit a combined .255 with 31 home runs and 123 RBI.