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Josh Hamilton Reportedly Had an Alcohol Related-Relapse

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According to the Dallas Morning News, the 2010 AL MVP had a setback earlier this week.

Josh Hamilton Reportedly Had an Alcohol Related-Relapse

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Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton—the 2010 AL MVP and four-time All-Star whose battle with drug and alcohol addiction nearly ended his baseball career—had a relapse with alcohol at a Texas bar on Monday, reports Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News.

This wouldn’t be the first time he suffered a relapse after all his efforts to safely get off drugs and alcohol to save his career.

Fraley writes:

According to individuals familiar with the episode, Hamilton drank alcohol on Monday night in an area bar. The circumstances that led to Hamilton's use of alcohol could not be determined.

In a statement, the Rangers said they were "aware of a situation, but we don't have further comment at this time.''

This was Hamilton's second alcohol-related relapse in just over three years. In January, 2009, he drank to excess in a bar in Tempe, Ariz.

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If true, this is sad news. We'll update as more information comes out.


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