Rangers' Josh Hamilton undergoes 11th knee operation of his career

Ross Houston
February 28, 2017

If a fourth knee surgery in less than two years doesn't officially mean the end of Josh Hamilton's career, surely he can see it from here.

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton underwent surgery today to fix the meniscus cartilage in his left knee, according to the beat guys on Twitter. There's a pretty good chance the former MVP has played his last major league game. If that is necessary, Hamilton could be out for as many as six weeks and then would need a rehab assignment in the minors.

Dr. Walt Lowe performed the procedure in Houston after a second consultation with Hamilton in the span of a week. He also gave Hamilton an injection of platelet rich plasma (PRP) last week after the knee became sore while Hamilton was doing some running around the arc of the infield.


After two knee operations late in 2015, when he hit.253 with eight homers and 25 RBIs in 50 games, Hamilton tried cortisone shots along with a stem cell and platelet-rich plasma injection during spring training past year.

Unfortunately for Hamilton, it appears he won't even make it that far this season. Hamilton is now on a minor league contract.

As an outfielder, Hamilton was selected to five All-Star teams.


However, back in 2010, Hamilton batted.359, hit 30 homers and knocked in 100 runs.

Hamilton has a contract of $24 million for this season and the Rangers will be paid $22 million by the Los Angeles Angels to cover the vast majority of that deal.


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