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Rangers Hire Support for Josh Hamilton

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Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers holds a press conference at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on February 3, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. Hamilton admitted to drinking alcohol earlier in the week.

Josh Hamilton will have support as he continues his battle with addiction after a recent relapse.

The Texas Rangers hired Shayne Kelley as a major league staff assistant whose job will include being in a support role for Hamilton.

General manager Jon Daniels said Kelley accompanied the Rangers slugger to New York Monday where he to visited with doctors for Major League Baseball and the players' association following his admitted relapse with alcohol last week.
 
Daniels, speaking Tuesday night before an appearance during the team's winter caravan, said he has not yet gotten a report from the doctors regarding their evaluation. But Daniels says any discipline by the team against Hamilton was unlikely after the outfielder and recovering drug addict had several drinks last week while out in Dallas. 
 
Daniels said Hamilton worked out at Rangers Ballpark earlier Tuesday.
 

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