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Josh Hamilton suffers substance-abuse relapse; MLB suspension likely
Josh Hamilton suffers substance-abuse relapse; MLB suspension likely

Josh Hamilton has suffered a relapse in his battle with substance abuse, and he is likely to be suspended by Major League Baseball. That is where the Hamilton situation stood Friday, two days after the Angels outfielder met with MLB officials in New York. The Angels, already preparing to open the season without their injured outfielder, were uncertain how long Hamilton might be suspended and when the league might announce its decision. Hamilton overcame an addiction to cocaine and alcohol to become a five-time All-Star with the Texas Rangers. His relapse was confirmed to a Times reporter by a person with knowledge of the situation. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, did...

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