Prior to returning to action for the final couple of weeks of the Rangers' season, Josh Hamilton had his bothersome knee cleaned out in an arthroscopic procedure that allowed him to return after a brief absence to finish out the year.
On Wednesday, it was revealed by Rangers GM Jon Daniels at the GM meetings in Boca Raton, Fla., that Hamilton had a second knee procedure in late October after the Rangers had been eliminated from the playoffs.
About a week after his return from the first surgery, Hamilton crashed into the left field wall making a pretty amazing, diving catch and got up with a limp. That collision bothered him the rest of the season.
The good news is that Hamilton is expected to be 100 percent heading into spring training.