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Speedster’s Recovery Not So Speedy

The Cincinnati Reds spent most of the 2015 season riddled with injuries. One of those injuries was Billy Hamilton. Hamilton suffered a shoulder injury during the season. He underwent shoulder surgery in September. He has been rehabbing since.hamilton1

Although he does admit that he is not 100% yet, he is looking forward to getting back on the field. He has been able to throw & lift weights. The midwest weather has restricted him from taking his rehab to the field.

hamilton2The Reds are hoping that Hamilton will come out of this as a new player. He followed up his rookie season with a not so stellar year at the plate. The Reds, however, are currently in a rebuild which is perfect for a struggling Hamilton. The Reds will get the benefit of Hamilton’s defense while he works to improve his batting average.
This is a bright light for Cincinnati Reds fans. And any Reds fan could use something to look forward to after suffering through last season.  

Hamilton was twice hurt in games down the stretch. On Aug. 18 vs. the Royals, he sprained a capsule inside the shoulder when he attempted a diving catch. That put him on the disabled list until Sept. 8. He was re-injured when he made throws from deep center field during a Sept. 14 game vs. the Giants. An MRI was taken to confirm that Hamilton needed surgery.

Hamilton, 25, batted .226/.274/.289 in 114 games this season, with a Major League-leading 57 stolen bases.

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