The Texas Rangers have decided to release 35-year-old outfielder Josh Hamilton.
Sidelined all season recovering from knee surgery, which repaired damaged cartilage and his ACL, Josh Hamilton has not seen the field here in 2016. At this point, the Texas Rangers did not feel a need to keep him on the 40-man roster.
“We plan to monitor Josh’s progress as he continues his rehab process and is medically cleared this winter,” said General Manager Jon Daniels. “Given the rules in place, releasing him before the end of this month allows us to keep the door open to extending the relationship in the future.”
Today, according to multiple reports, the club has released the former AL MVP. Although the team did not rule out bringing him back in 2017, it appears as if his career is unfortunately dwindling by the second.
There is no denying Hamilton’s talent, but his health and detrimental off-the-field life have effectively derailed his career. An explosive player when at his best, he has not played in over 90 games since 2013.
Now, he finds himself in search of another major league gig.