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Josh Hamilton situation is unsettled and possibly unsettling
Josh Hamilton situation is unsettled and possibly unsettling

As the Angels open a series Friday in Josh Hamilton's temporary hometown of Houston, the conflicts over the troubled outfielder rage on two fronts: whether owner Arte Moreno can find a way out of Hamilton's contract, and how Manager Mike Scioscia can delicately balance respecting Moreno's hard-line stance without alienating a clubhouse to which Hamilton might yet return. Although the players' association insists nothing in Hamilton's contract would allow Moreno to recoup at least some of his investment, the commissioner's office does not agree with the union's stance. If Moreno pursues the matter, the commissioner's office and the union could face...

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