Rangers slugger Hamilton might need another knee surgery

By the Associated Press


SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton went to Houston on Sunday, facing the possibility of another knee surgery in his bid to return to the majors.

The 35-year-old Hamilton will be examined Monday by the same doctor who performed reconstructive surgery on his left knee last June.

The Rangers acknowledge Hamilton might require arthroscopic knee surgery. If he does, Hamilton would likely be out four to six weeks and then need a minor league rehab assignment.

Hamilton was the 2010 AL MVP with Texas. He played just one game in the minors last season while recovering, and was in camp this year on a minor league contract.

Hamilton was a five-time All-Star as an outfielder. He has been working out this spring at first base to put less wear and tear on the knee.