Jun 3, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton (32) hits a home run during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Hamilton homers in return from DL

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton hit a home run in his return from the disabled list against the Houston Astros. Hamilton went on the disabled list on April 8th with a bone bruise on in his left thumb.

Hamliton’s shot came off of Astros reliever Tony Sipp with two outs in the eighth inning.  Fellow Angels outfielder Collin Cowgill also homered in the inning.

Hamilton’s and Cowgill’s home runs weren’t enough, as the Angels fell to the Astros by the score of 7-2.  Their home runs in the eighth did cut the Astro lead to 5-2 at the time.

Josh Hamilton finished 1-3 with a walk and the said home run in his return.

Hamilton has had a lot of injury issues throughout his career.  He has landed on the DL six times in his career.  He has missed more than three weeks with the same injury 12 times in his career between the major and minor leagues.

Despite all of the injuries, Hamilton remains one of the most feared hitters in baseball when he is healthy.  It is staying that way that is the real issue for Hamilton.  He has only had two pro seasons out of 11 in which he has not suffered a major injury.

The Angels got Hamilton back just in time.  Mike Trout left this game in the second inning with discomfort in his back.  His injury is not considered serious, however.


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