UPDATES & NEWS
Billy Hamilton went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs, and three stolen bases against the Pirates on Tuesday.
Hamilton has been on fire of late, going 10-for-21 (.476 BA) with four extra-base hits (2 HR), five RBI, seven runs scored and five stolen bases over his last six games. After a slow start to the season, Hamilton has really picked up the pace of late and is now just eight stolen bases off the pace of league-leader Dee Gordon (36) with 28 steals on 36 attempts as he continues to be a threat every time he gets aboard. As long as his on-base percentage (.311) remains on the upswing, he will be a great contributor in both runs and stolen bases as we get into the heart of summer. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Angels have traded Josh Hamilton to the Texas Rangers.
The Angels were done with Hamilton after his relapse and following shenanigans, with the Angels acting very inappropriately considering the situation. He'll be sent to his former club, the Rangers, and there will not be a player coming back in the deal to the Angels. Hopefully a (sort of) fresh start with Texas will help Hamilton to bounce back. Analysis: Ben Diamond