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Mike Adams unsure if Rangers should sign Josh Hamilton

The Rangers relief pitcher is uncertain about whether Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers should have a future together.


Mike Adams, during an interview with "Inside Pitch" on Sirius XM's MLB Network Radio on Wednesday, stated that he wasn't sure if the Texas Rangers should re-sign superstar outfielder Josh Hamilton.

"Josh is a special talent and sometimes you have to let Josh figure it out himself," said Adams. "He's a different guy sometimes. Every day you hope that Josh comes to the ballpark, shows up and plays like Josh Hamilton.

"Sometimes he shows up and you don't know which Josh is going to show up at the ballpark. It's nothing to be negative about toward Josh; that's just the way it is. That's what you get with Josh."

Adams would go on to say that while he wants what is best for Hamilton and the Rangers, he's not certain that it's in the best interest of the team to sign the inconsistent power hitter. The relief pitcher is currently a free agent and said he's going to see what happens on the open market before making a decision on whether to possibly return to the Rangers himself.

Hamilton enjoyed the most home runs (43) and RBIs (128) in a season in his career in 2012, yet inconsistencies at the plate detracted from what could have certainly been so much more. Hamilton, who has been with the Rangers since 2008, hit just .245 at the plate in September and October and had little effect on the field with his team fighting for a playoff spot in the final weeks of the season.

Mike Adams would, later in the interview, state that he would want Hamilton on the field because of what the power hitter is capable of at the plate.

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