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Josh Hamilton indicted on child abuse charges

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Former Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton has been indicted by a Tarrant County grand jury on child abuse charges

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Josh Hamilton has been indicted for child abuse, with the former Texas Rangers outfielder being indicted by a Tarrant County grand jury on the charge of felony injury to a child.

Hamilton was arrested in late October for felony injury to a child, allegedly beating his daughter while telling her to tell the judge what an awful father he was so that she wouldn’t have to see him anymore.

Hamilton, who has struggled with addiction, was a member of the Texas Rangers from 2008-12, winning the American League MVP Award in 2010, before joining the Anaheim Angels as a free agent after the 2012 season. After two-plus turbulent seasons with the Angels, he was traded back to the Rangers early in 2015. Injuries cost him the entirety of the 2016 and 2017 seasons, and he has not played since.