Hamilton to miss season after surgery

Hamilton to miss season after surgery

ARLINGTON -- Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is scheduled to undergo surgery on June 8 to repair cartilage in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season. The surgery will be done by Dr. Walt Lowe in Houston.

Hamilton, who was reacquired from the Angels on April 27, 2015, is still under contract with the Rangers for 2017 and intends to play next season.

"His mindset is he will," general manager Jon Daniels said. "He is very convicted."

This will be the third surgery on the knee since Sept. 11. Hamilton had surgery that day and again on Oct. 28, but he still came to Spring Training dealing with inflammation in his left knee and began the season on the disabled list.

Hamilton played one game on medical rehabilitation assignment earlier this month, but he had to be shut down with more soreness. A second opinion showed the need for another surgery.

"It's a tough road for Josh," manager Jeff Banister said. "I know he wants to play, wants to compete and wants to be a part of it. It's another long road. It's a challenge."

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.