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Hamilton Visits MLB Doctors After Alcohol Relapse

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FORT WORTH (AP) – Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton has been to New York to visit with doctors for Major League Baseball and the players’ association following his admitted relapse with alcohol.

General manager Jon Daniels says Hamilton was accompanied to New York on Monday by Shayne Kelley, the team’s newly hired major league staff assistant whose job will include being in a support role for Hamilton.

Daniels, speaking Tuesday night before an appearance during the team’s winter caravan, said he has not yet gotten a report from the doctors regarding their evaluation. But Daniels says any discipline by the team against Hamilton was unlikely after the outfielder and recovering drug addict had several drinks last week while out in Dallas.

Daniels says Hamilton worked out at Rangers Ballpark earlier Tuesday.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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