Report: Rangers, Josh Hamilton Working On Long-Term Extension
The Texas Rangers are working on a long-term extension for slugger Josh Hamilton, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN.
Jon Daniels wouldn't give details and didn't reveal any new info but reiterated that Rangers are working to extend Josh Hamilton long term—
JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) May 08, 2012
Hamilton, 30, is currently playing on a two-year contract — he avoided arbitration in February 2011 by signing for two seasons and $24 million. He will make $13.75 million from the Rangers in 2012, but his future is unknown.
There were rumors a month ago that Hamilton’s agent, Mike Moye, was sitting down for meetings with Rangers GM Jon Daniels to discuss a long-term deal, but that those talks never got very far.
Hamilton, a four-time All-Star and the 2010 American League MVP, has had a productive season on the field but a turbulent year off it. He’s hitting .376 this year with 10 home runs and 28 RBIs, but the recovering alcoholic and drug addict also had a binge drinking relapse in early February of this year.