Rangers GM Jon Daniels Critical of Josh Hamilton
(NEW YORK) -- Despite a late-season collapse, the Texas Rangers were still able to make the postseason. And although the team had a successful season, general manager Jon Daniels says that All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton can do better.
During the team's final game of the regular season against the Oakland Athletics, Hamilton made a key error in the outfield, which led to the Athletics winning the game, and also winning the AL West away from Texas.
"It's easy to pick out one guy, but it's been more than that," Daniels said on Thursday when asked about the team's recent struggles. "Has Josh played his best? No. Did he have an unusual injury? Yeah. I think the focal point of media, fan and some of us was the popup yesterday in center field."
Hamilton is one of the game's best offensive players, but struggled during the last nine games of the season. During that time, Hamilton went 10-for-39 with no home runs, four RBI and struck out 17 times.
He is scheduled to become a free agent at the end of the season.
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