Josh Hamilton's weight loss has the All-Star ready to start playing for the Los Angeles Angels. Hamilton has lost 20 pounds during the offseason according to a report from Wednesday (Feb. 13). That's a pretty big number for a Major League Baseball player and it could lead to him being quicker and healthier for his first season with the Angels.
Speaking about how he was able to accomplish it during the offseason, Hamilton stated that, "The Lord kept waking me up in the middle of the night over a month and every time I'd wake up there'd be a doctor on [TV] talking about what you put in your body and how it makes you feel. And then the juice lady was on. It was like, all right, I always pray the Lord will help me feel better. Well, that's all great, but am I doing my part? Now its time for me to do my part."
Yes, that's right, Hamilton is partly crediting some of those late-night infomercials for getting him on a healthier diet. Hamilton also noted that he gave up bread as part of a fast for his church, probably propelling him to lose even more weight during this transition. Rather than become the latest superstar player to get a big pay day and then stop training as hard, it really looks like Hamilton is trying to earn that huge contract that the Angels gave him.
Last season, Hamilton posted a .285 batting average with 43 home runs and 128 RBIs in yet another impressive season with the Texas Rangers. It was the third straight season that he was showing some fatigue, though, so it definitely couldn't hurt that he changed his diet. In fact, in the last five games of the regular season he posted 11 strikeouts at the plate. Now Josh Hamilton's weight loss could give him an energy boost to really help the Angels right out of the gate.
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