Angels trade Josh Hamilton to Rangers

The Angels today traded OF Josh Hamilton to the Texas Rangers for a Player to be Named Later or cash considerations. Today's announcement was made by General Manager Jerry Dipoto.  

"Over the course of the last few weeks, it became clear that Josh wanted to return to Texas," said Dipoto. "After several discussions with the Rangers, we were able to complete a trade that in the end is the right decision for everyone involved."

Hamilton, 34, appeared in 89 games during the 2014 season with the Angels, batting .263 (89/338) with 21 doubles, 10 home runs and 44 RBI. In two seasons with the Halos, Hamilton hit .255 (233/914) with 53 doubles, five triples, 31 home runs and 123 RBI in 240 games.

The left fielder opened the 2015 season on the Angels 15-day disabled list and has missed the club's first 19 games recovering from offseason right shoulder surgery.

The Raleigh, NC native returns to Texas where he compiled a .305 (771/2527) average with 142 home runs and 506 RBI, was a five-time All-Star and named the 2010 American League Most Valuable Player.