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Hamilton Back to Earth After Hot Start

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    NEWSLETTERS

    When the 2014 season began, it seemed that Josh Hamilton might have finally found his old self in his second season as a Los Angeles Angel after a terrible first year in 2013 after he signed a mega-deal worth nearly $130 million as a free agent following the 2012 season.

    The former AL MVP for the Rangers was off to a scorching start, hitting .444 in just eight games before suffering a torn ligament in his hand. He had two homers and six RBIs in that stretch before he missed more than a month with the injury.

    Since his return, Hamilton has been better than last year, but not by a lot, and the Texas Rangers will look to continue his slide this weekend in a three-game set.

    In his 15 games since his return on June 3, Hamilton is hitting .266 with just a .319 on-base percentage. He's hit one long ball and has driven in eight runs. He has 19 strikeouts and five walks in those 15 games.