On Air Now

Listen

Listen Live Now » 94.1 FM Jackson, Michigan

Weather

Current Conditions(Holt,MI 48842)

More Weather »
59° Feels Like: 59°
Wind: NNW 0 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Mostly Clear 59°

Tomorrow

PM Thunderstorms 82°

Sun Night

Thunderstorms Early 59°

Alerts

Thumb injury halts Angels slugger Hamilton's hot start

Apr 5, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton (32) high-fives second baseman Howie Kendrick (47) after hittin
Apr 5, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton (32) high-fives second baseman Howie Kendrick (47) after hittin

(Reuters) - Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton's hot start to the new season was brought to a halt on Wednesday when it was announced he would be sidelined for up to eight weeks with a left thumb injury.

The 32-year-old outfielder tore a ligament in the thumb on Tuesday when he slid head first into first base during a loss to the Seattle Mariners.

Hamilton is likely to need surgery on the injured digit but that will not be confirmed until further evaluation on Friday.

In his second season with the Angels after signing a five-year, $133 million contract, Hamilton endured a disappointing 2013 campaign, batting just .250 with 21 homers and 79 RBIs.

The 2010 American League MVP batted .444 in the opening eight games of this season, however, with two home runs and six RBIs.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles, editing by Nick Mulvenney)

Comments