Update: Josh Hamilton is expected to be out 6-8 weeks with a complete tear of ulnar collateral ligament
While Hamilton will have surgery on his thumb you may find his fantasy owners in your leagues soon to be in a walking boot after kicking themselves so hard in their own rear end for falling for him this year. Even when Hamilton returns it is likely he will see a fall off in production, especially in terms of power, until he gets full strength back in the thumb which could take much longer than 8 weeks.
Analyst: Michael Pichan View Profile
This is a huge blow for both the Angels and Hamilton's fantasy owners. You obviously know the risk that comes with him and should have priced that into his value on draft day, but it doesn't make it suck any less. While they say it's a six-to-eight week recovery time, it could extend even further depending on how Hamilton feels after swinging a bat and making contact against live pitching. I'm no doctor, I don't play one on T.V. and I did not spend the night at a Holiday Inn Express, but I can say that I would put it at closer to 10 weeks given the nature and severity of the injury. Not to mention that even when he returns, he is likely to have power issues. The Angels will bring up J.B. Schuck who will likely see the lion's share of work in right field now.
Analyst: Howard Bender View Profile