Josh Hamilton headed to left field
Rangers will move him out of center field
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Josh Hamilton's days as a center
fielder for the Texas Rangers could be numbered.
Texas manager Ron Washington says he wants Hamilton in left
field next season to save wear and tear on the AL MVP.
Hamilton made 107 starts in center field in 2008, with the total
dropping to 55 starts in 2009 and 29 last season. Hamilton missed
most of the final month for the AL champions after breaking two
ribs when he ran into an outfield wall. Hamilton was in center
throughout the playoffs and World Series.
Washington said Monday that speedy Julio Borbon could take over
the spot next year.
Hamilton hit .359 with 32 home runs and 100 RBIs.
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