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Published on April 11th, 2014 | by Baseball Babble

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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 battingĀ .444/.545/.771 and leading the American League in six hitting categories at the time of the injury.

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