Prior to Tuesday night's game at Seattle, things were going great for Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton. He was hitting .500 (12-for-24) with two home runs and six RBIs over the first week of the season and looking good in the process.
Then Hamilton injured his left thumb while sliding headfirst into first base in the seventh inning, forcing him out of a close game the Angels eventually lost, 5-3. X-rays on Hamilton's thumb were negative, but further tests on Wednesday revealed that the 32-year-old suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament along with a torn capsule, likely keeping him out 6-8 weeks. Hamilton will visit Dr. Shin on Friday to determine if surgery is required, according to the Angels.
So how will the team replace him?