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Josh Hamilton underwent surgery, which included ACL reconstruction

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim  v Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 4: Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers reacts after scoring a run on a Elvis Andrus RBI double during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Park on October 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. Texas won 9-2 and won the AL West Title. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)

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Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton underwent surgery to repair laterial and meniscus cartilage in his left knee, which is serious enough. However, a surgeon discovered an ACL injury as well, which required reconstruction, per Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Hamilton was already expected to miss the rest of the 2016 season, so this simply adds another thing for him to overcome in his rehabilitation. The 35-year-old has one year remaining on his contract and will earn $30 million next season, $26.41 million of which is being paid for by the Angels.

Last year in 182 plate appearances with the Rangers, Hamilton hit .253/.291/.441 with eight home runs and 25 RBI. It’s tough to imagine the Rangers basing their 2017 success on his contributions.

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