|Apr. 13 3:53 PM PT4:53 PM MT5:53 PM CT6:53 PM ET18:53 ET22:53 GMT6:53 3:53 PM MST5:53 PM EST6:23 PM VEN2:53 UAE (+1)5:53 PM CT-Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia is hoping to see Hamilton when the team travels later this week to Houston, where the slugger is rehabbing from right shoulder surgery after his self-reported relapse into substance abuse. Scioscia said Monday that he's likely to connect face-to-face with Hamilton to ''see where everything is.'' The manager says he hopes Hamilton is getting the help and support he needs.
Analysis: Angels owner Arte Moreno last week indicated that Hamilton might not play for the team again. Hamilton is still owed $83 million through the 2017 season. Major League Baseball will not discipline Hamilton for his self-reported relapse after a ruling earlier this month by an arbitrator appointed under MLB's joint drug program with the players' association.
|Feb. 25 3:37 PM PT4:37 PM MT5:37 PM CT6:37 PM ET18:37 ET23:37 GMT7:37 4:37 PM MST6:37 PM EST7:07 PM VEN3:37 UAE (+1)5:37 PM CT-Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno isn't certain Hamilton will play for the team again after his latest relapse into substance abuse.
Analysis: Moreno also says the 33-year-old outfielder's contract contains language protecting the team against a relapse by Hamilton, apparently contradicting his previous statements.
|Feb. 3 4:21 PM PT5:21 PM MT6:21 PM CT7:21 PM ET19:21 ET0:21 GMT8:21 5:21 PM MST7:21 PM EST7:51 PM VEN4:21 UAE (+1)6:21 PM CT-Hamilton could be out for two months after surgery to repair the AC joint on his right shoulder.
Analysis: The 2010 AL MVP needs surgery to fix a shoulder that has been bothering him since last September. The pain returned last week, and the club decided on surgery at the Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. Full recovery will take six to eight weeks, but Hamilton could resume baseball activities within three weeks, the Angels say.