Not many people get a second chance in life, but Josh Hamilton is lucky. The former drug addict turned his life around, for the most part, and found himself on a MLB roster, turning into a superstar shortly after his personal troubles had ceased to exist.
Hamilton battled his demons in order to find himself as the star player of the Texas Rangers and the 2010 American League MVP — and five-time All-Star.
However, the Rangers dealt the star outfielder to the Los Angeles Angels and the California-based team seemed to be stacked from top to bottom. He under-performed in his first season with the new team and was injured in his second year before getting dealt back to the Rangers for a second chance with his first club.
During the 2015 season with the Rangers, he has played just 40 games, hitting six home runs, 21 RBI and posting a .257 average.
Have we seen the last of the good Hamilton? At 34 years of age, he might be trending downward, but his numbers and lack of impact this season have both been disappointing for the Rangers.
Long gone are the days where we would see a mammoth home run by Hamilton followed by some intentional walks. Now we just see strikeout and pop ups.
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