The Dallas Morning News' Brandon George relayed a statement from Hamilton shortly after the news broke:
Hamilton, 35, had not appeared in a game for the Rangers since 2015 due to recurring knee issues. He was reassigned to the minor leagues on March 20, shortly before the start of the 2017 regular season.
Hamilton missed the start of the 2016 season with left knee inflammation, but he was projected to make his debut sometime around mid-May.
However, the knee continued to give Hamilton problems and he eventually had surgery to repair cartilage damage. At the same time, it was announced Hamilton was forced to undergo ACL reconstruction.
Set to turn 36 next month, it's fair to wonder if Hamilton—who's a career .290 hitter with 200 home runs and 701 RBI—has much gas left in the tank.
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