Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton had shoulder surgery Tuesday, after which the Reds suggested he would be out 4-6 weeks before resuming baseball activities. The Reds also revealed that Hamilton will continue to bat from both sides of the plate, and will spend much of the offseason working with a hitting coach on his approach from the left side. "We've actually had more conversation about having him remain hitting from the left side because of the historical perspective of guys who started [switch-hitting] that late in life and what it took for them to kind of get over the hump and become proficient," Bryan Price said. "Some of the more outstanding players, they stuck with it and were able to master it. I don't think anyone here is ready to turn the page on that idea."
Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton will undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder Friday, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Hamilton's had injuries to both shoulders this year, and though the team initially expressed optimism about his status, things changed pretty rapidly. It seems likely that Hamilton will be ready in time for spring training next season, but more updates will surely be released in time.
Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Monday against the Cardinals. Hamilton continues to battle a shoulder issue that occurred last week Monday, and it will once again sideline him Monday against the Cardinals. Jason Bourgeois will replace him in center field and lead off for the Reds.
Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Brewers. The Reds have not indicated Hamilton's in danger of being shut down due to the lingering shoulder injury, but he will miss a third straight start Saturday and a possible return date is up in the air. On the plus side, Hamilton figures to be available to pinch run, as he was Wednesday, but the team will have to continue relying on Jason Bourgeois in center field for now.
Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Brewers, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Hamilton will be held out of the lineup for a third straight game after soreness resurfaced in his right shoulder. Jason Bourgeois will draw another start in center field in his absence, leading off.