Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Rangers to lose Hamilton for season

ARLINGTON, Texas — Josh Hamilton will have another surgery on his left knee and not play a game this season for the Rangers.

The 2010 AL MVP and five-time All-Star slugger has had surgery twice on the knee in the past nine months, along with cortisone shots and even a stem cell and platelet-rich plasma injection during spring training. He played in one game for Double-A Frisco on April 30 before being recalled from his rehab assignment.

Hamilton, on the disabled list all season, got another opinion from Dr. Walt Lowe in Houston. The knee specialist is scheduled to perform another surgery June 8.

GM Jon Daniels said Monday that the season-ending surgery will be different than the previous procedures.

"Physically, he can't play," Daniels said. "He's frustrated."

The news about Hamilton came on the same day the Rangers put OFs Shin-Soo Choo (strained left hamstring) and Drew Stubbs (sprained left little toe) on the 15-day disabled list. Choo was back on the DL after playing one game Friday in his return from a previous DL stint, while Stubbs got hurt running the bases Sunday.

Texas called up INF Joey Gallo, one of its top prospects, and OF Jared Hoying from Triple-A Round Rock.

ROYALS ALL-STAR BREAKS HAND: Royals LF Alex Gordon is headed to the disabled list because of a broken scaphoid bone in his right hand. Gordon, who was initially diagnosed with a sprained wrist, is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.

METS 1B OUT INDEFINITELY: The Mets put 1B Lucas Duda on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his lower back that is expected to sideline him at least 4-6 weeks. The Mets picked up the contract of INF/OF Ty Kelly from Triple-A Las Vegas.

TIGERS ACE SIDELINED: Detroit RHP Jordan Zimmermann is expected to miss at least one start, but manager Brad Ausmus said it's merely a Grade 1 strain, the lowest level.

ANTHEM FLAP: Bob Lehman, the executive director of the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus, said he is encouraged by the Padres' apology for Saturday's national anthem incident, but it will require actions for the relationship with the LBGT community to be repaired. As part of Pride Night at Petco Park, 100 members of the chorus were on the field for the anthem, but a recording of the woman who sang it before Friday night's game was played.

INDIANS: RH reliever Joba Chamberlain went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left chest muscle. LHP Ryan Merritt was recalled from Triple-A Columbus.

REDS: RHP Ross Ohlendorf won his appeal, and his three-game suspension and fine for throwing at Pirates 3B David Freese were rescinded.

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