Lenny Ignelzi/AP PhotoLos Angeles Angels player Josh Hamilton could be out for two months after having shoulder surgery.

Lenny Ignelzi/AP PhotoLos Angeles Angels player Josh Hamilton could be out for two months after having shoulder surgery.

Angels slugger Josh Hamilton will have shoulder surgery

ANAHEIM — Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton could be out for two months after surgery on his right shoulder.

Hamilton will have surgery to repair his AC joint on Wednesday, the Angels announced.

The 2010 AL MVP needs surgery to fix a shoulder that has been bothering him since last September. The pain returned last week, and the club decided on surgery at the Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics.

Full recovery will take six to eight weeks, but Hamilton could resume baseball activities within three weeks, the Angels say.

The 33-year-old Hamilton hasn't played at an MVP level since joining the Angels on a five-year, $125 million free-agent contract two seasons ago. He has 31 homers and 123 RBIs in two years for Los Angeles.

Josh HamiltonLos Angeles AngelsMLBOakland A's & MLB

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Ali Jamalian, whose life was disrupted in the wake of being charged with possession decades ago, now heads up Sunset Connect, a cannabis manufacturing company. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Green Rush: Cannabis equity program elevates unexpected entrepreneurs

‘It’s a form of reparations for those of us who were ruined by cannabis arrest’

The Giants and Dodgers face each other again following a May series the Dodgers swept; Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux caught stealing by Giants second baseman Donovan Solano at Oracle Park on May 23 is pictured. 
Chris Victorio/
Special to The Examiner
Giants vs. Dodgers: What you need to know before this week’s huge series

By Chris Haft Special to The Examiner That grinding noise you’ll hear… Continue reading

San Francisco supervisors approved zoning changes that will allow a chain grocery store to occupy the bottom floor of the 555 Fulton St. condo building. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Trader Joe’s approved for Hayes Valley, bringing long-awaited grocery store

New Seasons Market canceled plans at 555 Fulton St. citing construction delays

Shek-Woon Ng, 107, who retired at 99 from his acupuncture practice in San Francisco’s Chinatown, got a COVID-19 vaccination in June. <ins>(Courtesy Sky Link TV)</ins>
Lesson from a 107-year-old man who is now fully vaccinated

One in four seniors in S.F.’s Chinatown have not been inoculated

Most Read