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Texas Rangers Hire Assistant Coach to Help Josh Hamilton Remain Sober [VIDEO]

The Texas Rangers have hired an assistant coach to help slugger Josh Hamilton remain sober after his recent relapse with alcohol. The Rangers have picked up coach Shane Kelley, a graduate of the University of Alabama will also help out hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh in addition to his duties of helping maintain Hamilton’s sobriety.

Hamilton said in a statement that he had, “three or four” drinks during dinner in Dallas and then had more drinks later that evening. Rumors and speculation have been swirling around Hamilton and the state of his sobriety ever since. In an attempt to quell some of the speculation Hamilton  went to New York to visit with doctors from Major League Baseball and the Players’ Association.

Daniels has also suspended contract negotiations with Hamilton until further notice. If another contract is not sign, Hamilton will be a free agent after next season.

Check out the press conference here.

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