Texas Rangers: Judge issues order in Josh Hamilton case

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ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 11: Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers stretches after hitting a double in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during game three of the American League Division Series on October 11, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 11: Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers stretches after hitting a double in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during game three of the American League Division Series on October 11, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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In late 2019, former Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton faced accusations of injury to a child. As the lengthy legal process ensues, a judge issued an order to stay away from a family member on Thursday.

In October 2019, just after Josh Hamilton was inducted into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, Hamilton was accused with injury to a child. Investigations began on October 2nd, 2019 after he was accused of an incident involving his daughter at a home in Keller in late September. He was arrested in Tarrant County on a third-degree felony and immediately posted a $35,000 bond.

The arrest records say that Hamilton became frustrated when his daughter talked back to him, and responded by throwing a water bottle and chair at her. The records also show that “Hamilton struck (the victim) in the back with an open and closed fist.” A warrant was put out for his arrest that Monday, and he surrendered on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019.

A new report came out Thursday, January 9th, 2020 saying that a Tarrant County judge extended an order against Hamilton to stay away from his family member. Hamilton’s ex-wife reportedly had one of her lawyers file the motion. Hamilton told Fox 4 News reporters as he left the courtroom that there would be a day he could address the incident, but it would not as of now. In the Fox 4 report, the writer notes that “Hamilton’s lawyers previously said the athlete looks forward to clearing his name in court”.

The Texas Rangers supported Hamilton throughout his career with known alcohol and drug problems. Hamilton has had multiple legal proceedings in the past that occurred throughout his Major League career.

In his time playing for the Rangers, Hamilton played six seasons and was a .302 hitter. He posted a .901 OPS while with the Rangers, making five All-Star appearances and being named the 2010 AL MVP. In his MVP season, Hamilton hit .359 with 32 home runs and a 1.044 OPS. He is widely thought of as one of the most talented players to play for the Texas Rangers evidenced by his induction into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame last season.

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