The Los Angeles Angels are reportedly close to trading outfielder Josh Hamilton to an undisclosed team.
The Los Angeles Angels are not at all interested in keeping outfielder Josh Hamilton and it appears they’re ready to deal him. After an offseason in which he admitted to relapsing in his sobriety, Hamilton wasn’t suspended for admitting to his relapse, which apparently angered the Angels and they weren’t shy about pointing that out.
From there on out, it appeared that the Angels and Hamilton would be parting ways and that’s what is going to happen. According to Ken Rosenthal from FoxSports, the Angels are close to trading Josh Hamilton to an unknown team, but a deal is no doubt going to be happening.
The question is, where will Hamilton go?
Early reports seemed to indicate that the Arizona Diamondbacks may be an option for Hamilton but he reportedly balked at that idea. The Texas Rangers are a team who could take on Hamilton, as he had success with them before signing with the Angels in the offseason not that long ago.
Hamilton has been a successful star in baseball ever since he broke back into the game with the Rangers in the late 2000s. But this whole saga with the Angels is something that has soured quickly, as the team is angry that they will have to pay Hamilton and Hamilton is upset that the team is mad about having to pay him — and the fact that he’s not being published for admitting to his relapse instead of being straight up caught.
It’s a sticky situation, but the Angels look to be done with Hamilton and this trade ending their relationship might be the best thing for all parties involved.
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