Hamilton, who underwent season-ending surgery Wednesday to repair damaged cartilage, also underwent an ACL reconstruction, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. According to Wilson, Hamilton's surgeon discovered the ACL issue during the surgery Wednesday. Given that Hamilton was already slated to miss the remainder of the season, it's unclear how the ACL reconstruction on top of the other repairs will alter his timeline. If Hamilton is able to make a full recovery, he figures to be able to return at some point in 2017, but his constant health issues in recent years make him a difficult fantasy commodity to trust.
Hamilton will have knee surgery and miss the rest of the 2016 season, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. He'll have the procedure in early June, but Hamilton's focus will be trying to get healthy enough to contribute in some capacity in 2017. Given the Rangers' outfield depth (even with the recent return of Shin-Soo Choo to the DL), Hamilton's playing time outlook upon return this season was cloudy.
Hamilton (knee) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Saturday. The move opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for the Rangers to sign Drew Stubbs to a big league contract, and Hamilton's estimated return date has not changed. Hamilton had a setback with his left knee last weekend and won't be an option until early June at the earliest.
Hamilton (knee) has returned to Arlington and has stopped baseball-related activities, Alykhan Ravjiani of MLB.com reports. Hamilton is reporting some weakness in his knee in addition to just pain, so it doesn't sound like Hamilton will be back any time soon.
Hamilton suffered a setback with his left knee injury and has been pulled off his rehab assignment at Double-A Frisco, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Hamilton experienced soreness soreness while running the bases during his appearance with Frisco on Saturday, requiring a cortisone shot after the game to manage the pain. It's not overly encouraging that Hamilton is already hurting one game into his rehab assignment, but the Rangers don't believe this setback is a significant one. Hamilton could be cleared to resume the rehab assignment as soon as next week.