ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 27: Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers hits a two-run home run in the 10th inning off of Jason Motte #30 of the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Six of the MLB World Series at Busch Stadium on October 27, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
The questions were aplenty.
Where was Josh Hamilton in the postseason? He was awful in the Divisional series, a tad bit better against Detroit and started to come around in the World Series despite his lack of pop, even though he did have the big home run in Game 6.
Now we know why.
As suspected, Hamilton was playing with a sports hernia on his left side, which would definitely explain his lack of torque and power in his swing and his shift to just trying to put the ball in play as the postseason wore on.
For the postseason, Hamilton hit .271 with seven doubles, the lone home run and 13 RBIs, which was third on the team in the postseason.
Hamilton had successful surgery on Friday in Philadelphia to repair the injury from Dr. Williams Meyers, who also operated on Hamilton back in 2009 when he had an abdominal tear.
Hamilton is expected to be fully recovered by the time spring training kicks off in February and a 2012 season without a month-long DL stint would be music to Texas Rangers fans ears.