As The Times and other media outlets were reporting the
“We’ve been dealing with this since spring,” said outfielder
"Sad situation. But he's a teammate, he's a good friend of ours. I'm hearing rumors that he's getting traded so it's definitely going to be different … but we wish him the best."
"No matter what the situation is, Josh is going to pick up a 35-inch bat and go swing," Wilson said. "That's what he's good at, and I think that's what he needs to be doing right now."
Manager Mike Scioscia declined to speculate about a trade and said Hamilton's situation had not been a distraction for Angels players.
"Whatever course this takes, it takes," he said. "And we're just going to focus on playing baseball."
In the aftermath of Hamilton’s struggles at the plate in 2014, outfielder
Joyce said he was aware of reports that Hamilton could be traded.
"Everybody has a job in here and everybody has something to work on and focus on," he said. "That's where our mind's at."