September 23, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton (32) runs after hitting a triple in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Angels OF Josh Hamilton gained twenty pounds in offseason

To say the 2013 was a disappointment for Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton would be a severe understatement.

Hamilton, who left the Texas Rangers to sign a five-year, $125 million dollar contract with Anaheim hit just .250, clubbing 21 home runs and knocking in 79 in 151 games.

Of course, that wouldn’t be a bad season for most but from an MVP candidate making $25 million dollars annually – you want more.

Hoping to avoid a repeat performance, Hamilton added twenty pounds this offseason:

#Angels Josh Hamilton has gained 20 pounds this winter, back to where he was in Texas prime

I’m going to assume the added weight is in muscle – though there doesn’t appear to be a specification of such.

Hamilton lost the weight during last offseason and struggled to put it back on during the year, so he’s  hoping the added bulk will assist in a return to form.

How effective the weight gain will be remains to be seen, but given his woes last season, I’m sure Hamilton is open to anything at this point.

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