Ron Washington adds to Josh Hamilton mystery

August, 1, 2012
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Rangers manager Ron Washington certainly added to the intrigue surrounding Josh Hamilton during his morning visit with ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's "Ben and Skin Show".

Over the weekend, Hamilton hinted that there was more to the prolonged slump or what was bothering him: "The frustrating part is dealing with (the media) and not being able to share everything with you guys. When the time is right, you guys will be right in the loop."

On Wednesday, Washington said he was aware of the problem but that Hamilton is the only person who can address it, since he brought it up:

"The issues is something that I think Josh would definitely have to be the one to expose. It's certainly not physical. It has nothing to do with injuries. Josh is the one that made the statement and got all the inquiries going, and I think Josh is the one that has to put a rest to the inquiries, not Ron Washington. I can just tell you one thing: It is not because he's hurt."

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Yu Darvish
WINS ERA SO IP
9 2.92 159 126
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .322
HRA. Beltre 14
RBIA. Beltre 53
RA. Beltre 52
OPSA. Beltre .880
ERAY. Darvish 2.92
SOY. Darvish 159