Josh Hamilton Officially Traded to Rangers

After rumors and speculation about Josh Hamilton potentially being moved by the Angels, the Angels have found their partner that will take Hamilton in a trade, his ex-team the Texas Rangers. You know what they say, everything is bigger in Texas, and that was very true for Hamilton. Hamilton enjoyed the best stretch of his career in Texas which included winning the 2008 Home Run Derby, making the all-star team five times and the 2010 AL MVP.

Hamilton will begin workouts with the Rangers on Tuesday at the teams spring-training complex in Surprise, Arizona.

“Over the course of the last few weeks, it became clear that Josh wanted to return to Texas,” Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said in a statement on the Hamilton trade. “After several discussions with the Rangers, we were able to complete a trade that in the end is the right decision for everyone involved.”

The Angels will receive a player to be named later and cash from the Rangers as their return in the Hamilton trade. Hamilton had a batting average of .255 with 31 home runs and 123 runs batted in with the Angels.

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