Josh Hamilton hospitalized for intestinal virus
Josh Hamilton was hospitalized on Friday because of an intestinal virus and will remain in the hospital for the next 12 to 24 hours.
Josh Hamilton has been hospitalized because of an intestinal virus and will remain in the hospital for the next 12 to 24 hours, the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram reports.
The Rangers called up center fielder Leonys Martin from Triple-A on Friday to play in Hamilton's place. Despite Hamilton's illness, he is not headed to the disabled list -- yet.
The team will need to make a move before Saturday's game with the Astros to clear a roster spot for starter Justin Grimm.
Hamilton was hospitalized with pneumonia in January, 2011.
Injuries, of course, have been a large part of the Hamilton story. In addition to injuries in the minor leagues, he's also suffered multiple injuries in his big-league career. Here's a list of just the injuries that have forced him to miss games since he made his big-league debut in 2007:
|April-May 2012||lower back stiffness||3|
|April-May 2011||left arm fracture||35|
|September 2010||fractured ribs||24|
|September 2010||right knee inflammation||1|
|July 2010||right knee inflammation||1|
|June 2010||sore hamstring||1|
|Sept.-Oct. 2009||lower back||26|
|June-July 2009||sports hernia||30|
|May 2009||groin strain||2|
|April-May 2009||bruised ribs||13|
|August 2008||abscessed tooth||1|
|June 2008||knee inflammation||1|
|September 2007||right hamstring strain||17|
|July-Aug. 2007||right wrist sprain||29|
Source: Baseball Prospectus