We said that Hamilton was not around because he wanted to stay away from the alcohol scene. But it turns out Hamilton may have left the clubhouse well before the Angels even clinched a playoff spot.
MLB.com reporter Alden Gonzalez said Thursday that Hamilton left the stadium around game time to have chiropractic work done.
Josh Hamilton wasn't with the #Angels for the celebratory stuff last night. He left around game time to have chiropractic work done.
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) September 18, 2014
Even though Hamilton has avoided participating in celebrations involving alcohol and said he would do the same this year, his absence on Wednesday night was not specifically due to the alcohol-related celebration.
As for the chiropractic work, Hamilton has been dealing with a shoulder problem that led him to get some cortisone injections.