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Angels' Josh Hamilton to have thumb surgery
Angels' Josh Hamilton to have thumb surgery

SEATTLE -- Texas General Manager Jon Daniels wanted to cover his eyes every time former Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton barreled toward first base and launched his 6-foot-4, 240-pound frame headfirst into the bag. "He drove me crazy when he did that," Daniels said in a 2013 interview. "You have a 240-pound guy who is as fast and as explosive as he is … you just cringe when he dives in. You're saying, 'Get up! Get up!' But that's his style of play. I don't think you can take that from him." Hamilton's aggressive — some would say reckless — approach usually serves him well, but his latest ill-advised and instinct-induced...

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