Published on April 11th, 2014 | by Baseball Babble0
Josh Hamilton To Miss 6-8 Weeks
The Los Angeles Angels have announced that star outfielder Josh Hamilton has been diagnosed with a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb that will require surgery and cause the slugger to miss the next 6-8 weeks of the 2014 season.
Hamilton sustained the injury while attempting a head-first slide into the first base bag in the Angels’ Tuesday night loss to the Seattle Mariners.
A former American League MVP, the 32-year-old Hamilton was batting .444/.545/.771 and leading the American League in six hitting categories at the time of the injury.