Rangers’ Hamilton Files for Divorce

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Recently reacquired Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton has filed for divorce in Tarrant County.

Hamilton, who was traded from the Los Angeles Angels back to Texas last month, played for five seasons with the Rangers before signing a $125 million contract with the Angels in 2012.

According to CBS News, the divorce filing took place in February, before Hamilton’s trade. Court documents indicate that the reason for the divorce filing is a “discord or conflict of personalities.”

Hamilton’s filing indicates that he does not want his wife Katie to use the couple’s Maserati and a vintage 1972 Chevrolet Blazer. Additionally it asks that she “not be allowed to hide their children from him, or [allow] a romantic partner from overnight visits while their children [are] home.”

The couple has four children, ages 3 to 14. Hamilton, a recovering drug addict, recently suffered through a reported relapse while he was playing for the Angels. The Angels attempted to discipline him and avoid paying him following the relapse. However, an arbitrator recently ruled that the team could not punish him, and he was quickly traded back to Texas. Hamilton led the Rangers to the World Series in 2010 and 2011.

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