Outfielder Josh Hamilton will be returning to the Texas Rangers after they agreed to acquire him in a trade.
The Los Angeles Angels will trade Hamilton to the Rangers for either an unnamed player or cash considerations.
Hamilton spent two disappointing seasons with the Angels, and he experienced a relapse involving cocaine and alcohol before the 2015 season.
Although the league decided to not suspend him, Hamilton has been recovering from shoulder surgery, which has kept him out so far this season.
Hamilton played for the Rangers from 2008 to 2012, and he experienced his prime years there as he hit 142 home runs with 506 RBIs in his stint.
He also won the 2010 American League MVP award while helping lead the Rangers to two consecutive American League pennants.
Although it’s highly unlikely that Hamilton will regain his MVP form in his return to Texas, he expressed his desire to go back home while the Angels were desperate to get rid of him.
The Rangers will pay $15 million of Hamilton’s contract while the Angels pay the remainder of the $83 million that he is still owed over the next three years.