His story of recovery and perseverance was an inspiration, but sadly it is a tale that is still unfolding.

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Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton has met with Major League Baseball officials amid reports the 33-year-old slugger suffered a drug and alcohol relapse, according to multiple reports Thursday. Hamilton, a five-time All-Star and the 2010 American League Most Valuable Player, met with league officials Wednesday, confirmed the Angels, who appeared to be preparing for a possible suspension. Right shoulder surgery figures to sideline Hamilton for at least the first month of the upcoming season anyway. Hamilton was suspended from Major League Baseball from 2004 into 2006 for cocaine and alcohol issues and the New York Daily News reported that he has suffered a relapse in both areas during the off-season.

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Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was on the minds of his teammates Thursday, a day after he was in New York to meet with Major League Baseball officials about an unspecified disciplinary issue. The 33-year-old Hamilton has a history of drug addiction and alcohol abuse, leading to suspensions that cost him more than three years while in the minors. The Angels have confirmed Hamilton’s meeting with MLB, but have declined to give any more information. ”We’ll wait for Major League Baseball and see what the next step is.

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New Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister finally got to address the entire team Thursday, more than four months after getting the job. In a team meeting before the first full-squad workout, Banister had a simple message. The Rangers had an American League-high 95 losses last season, their most since 1985. Great players.” With all the injuries last year, including losing slugger Prince Fielder and ace pitcher Yu Darvish for significant portions of the season, the Rangers hope last year was more of an anomaly.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is meeting with Major League Baseball officials about a disciplinary issue.

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Two things Matt Kemp never expected happened this offseason: The Los Angeles Dodgers traded him, and it became public he has arthritic hips. He’s eager to help his overhauled new team, the San Diego Padres, try to wrestle the NL West away from his old team. My hips feel great and I’m ready to go.” The 30-year-old Kemp was in a jovial mood as he claimed the open locker between him and another big offseason acquisition for San Diego, left fielder Justin Upton.

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — – Cuban infielder Robert Baldoquin has visa issues and is not expected to be at spring training with the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday when position players report Wednesday. The 20-year-old, who agreed last month to a contract with an $8 million signing bonus, is in the Dominican Republic. While Baldoquin is expected to work with coaches mostly on minor league fields, manager Mike Scioscia said he could appear in spring training games next month.

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The Angels’ starter is returning from a knee injury that prematurely ended an excellent season.

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In the span of 15 minutes Friday, San Diego Padres manager Bud Black successfully converted yards into feet to answer a reporter’s question, made references to three sports and casually mentioned – correctly – that Khalil Green had 97 RBIs on his first San Diego team in 2007. ”He’s a good communicator, a good people person,” pitcher Ian Kennedy said. ”He’s a guy you love to work for and obviously love to win for,” first baseman Yonder Alonso said.

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