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Chicago White Sox OF Billy Hamilton was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain.
Hamilton suffered the injury while stealing third base on Wednesday vs. the Mariners. Outfielder Nick Williams has been called up in a corresponding move. Hamilton should be out a few weeks with his injury.
White Sox outfielder Billy Hamilton exited Wednesday's game with left hamstring tightness. The 30-year-old speedster appeared to suffer the injury while stealing third base. He was replaced in the lineup by prospect Andrew Vaughn.
Little is known about Hamilton's injury, but we'll likely learn more postgame. For now, it's at least worth monitoring the veteran's status. Hamilton has a career .241/.296/.325 slash line with just 22 home runs. He makes up for his poor metrics at the plate with terrific speed and an ability to steal bases. He has swiped 306 bags in his career, marking an MLB-best during that time (2013-2021).
Billy Hamilton went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Sunday’s 7-4 loss to the Angels.
Hamilton made the White Sox’s Opening Day roster and started his first game of the season Sunday. He reached base on a single and swiped his first bag of the year. Hamilton will most likely be used as a pinch-runner and defensive replacement for the White Sox in 2021. The 30-year-old OF isn’t on the fantasy radar and not worth rostering unless he can secure everyday at-bats.
Cleveland Indians outfielder Billy Hamilton has been informed by the team that he will not make their Opening Day roster. The Indians will try and help Hamilton find a spot in another camp, per beat writer Zack Meisel.
Hamilton's speed will likely get him a spot in another major league camp but he's a long shot to make any roster due to his flaws at the plate. He hit just .125/.171/.219 between the Cubs and Mets last season.
Billy Hamilton agreed to a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
Hamilton only tallied 32 at-bats in 2020 and got four hits. Over his eight-year career MLB he has 305 stolen bases, which seems to be his only upside for fantasy teams at this point.