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Josh Hamilton to quit dipping

Updated: June 25, 2012, 9:52 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton is trying to stop two habits right now: swinging at breaking pitches way out of the strike zone and chewing tobacco.

Hamilton, 31, said Monday that he's stopped dipping the past two days and is instead using some tea tree oil and menthol toothpicks that teammate Brandon Snyder gave him.

"It was time to do it," Hamilton said. "It's a habit and I don't really enjoy it like I used to."

Hamilton, who said he ...

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