Rangers' Hamilton expects boos in return to Angel Stadium

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Josh Hamilton expects to be booed in his first game back at Angel Stadium with the Texas Rangers.

After all, he got booed plenty here when he was still wearing the Los Angeles Angels' uniform.

Hamilton says he is still disappointed about the way his dismal tenure with the Angels ended. After two seasons of mediocre hitting, Hamilton was shipped back to Texas by the Angels in April after the slugger had his latest struggle with sobriety.

Hamilton says he never got a response when he reached out to Angels owner Arte Moreno through intermediaries earlier this season. He says he doesn't feel a current need to apologize to Moreno, who ended up paying Hamilton $105 million for those two seasons.

Hamilton batted sixth for the Rangers on Friday night.