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Hamilton To Miss Rest Of Season With Knee Injury

By: Josh Clark

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DALLAS ( 105.3 The Fan) - According to the Rangers, outfielder Josh Hamilton will have season-ending surgery on his troublesome left knee.

Hamilton has been bothered by the injury since spring training began.

He was thought to have turned a corner at the end of March, but ultimately had a setback in a rehab game with the Frisco RoughRiders at the end of April.

Hamilton had surgery twice on the knee last year, in September and then after the season after returning for the end of the regular season and the playoffs.

Hamilton will have the surgery on June 8th, but says he'll be back for the 2017 season.

Because of the way the deal between the Rangers and Los Angeles Angels was set up last spring, the Rangers are not responsible for any of Hamilton's salary this year.

The operation is the latest setback for Hamilton, who has struggled to regain his form after a 43-homer season in 2012.

Hamilton played in 50 games for the Rangers last season, batting .253 with eight home runs and 25 RBI

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Austin York contributed to this story

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