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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Mike Adams: Never sure which Josh Hamilton would show up

By Richard Durrett

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Reliever Mike Adams said this week he wasn't sure which Josh Hamilton was going to show up at the ballpark each day and isn't sure whether re-signing the free agent outfielder is in the best interest of the Texas Rangers.

"Josh is a special talent and sometimes you have to let Josh figure it out himself," Adams told "Inside Pitch" on Sirius XM's MLB Network Radio this week when asked about Hamilton's personality and struggles at the end of the season. "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 was asked by hosts Casey Stern and Jim Bowden if he thought the Rangers would re-sign Hamilton.

"You want to see a guy like him succeed just with the past that he's gone through, but as far as if he'll be a Texas Ranger, I don't know," Adams said. "I don't know what's going to happen. I'm not sure if it's in the best interest of the Texas Rangers or not. That question is so hard. It's a difficult question to answer."

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