Josh Hamilton Needs Shoulder Surgery, Out 6-8 Weeks

Ever since Josh Hamilton joined the Angels, his tenure with the team has been filled with disappointment, health issues, and under-performance.

According to a report by’s Alden Gonzalez, Hamilton will undergo surgery to repair the AC joint in his right-shoulder, and will be sidelined for up to eight weeks.

The 33-year-old outfielder injured his right shoulder late in the 2014 season and missed most of 2014. This news puts his ability to play during the early part of 2015 in serious jeopardy.

He hit .263/.331/.414 in 89 games with 10 HR, 44 RBI, and an OPS+ of 114. He has hit just .255 in 240 games since signing a five-year $125 million dollar free agent contract. He hit .285 with the Rangers in 2012.

He has the ability to be an impact power bat in the middle of the Angels lineup if he can stay healthy, and he can play consistently. He hasn’t done that so far in his Angels tenure.

Joe Jacquez is an MLB Correspondent for Baseball Essential

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