MLB notes: Josh Hamilton's wife had security detail

Texas Rangers fans hold signs mocking Los Angeles Angels' Josh Hamilton for comments made about...

Texas Rangers fans hold signs mocking Los Angeles Angels' Josh Hamilton for comments made about Texas' fans during the MLB American league baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels in Arlington, Texas April 5, 2013. (REUTERS/Mike Stone)

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, Last Updated: 8:43 PM ET

It wasn't exactly a happy homecoming for Josh Hamilton.

The former Texas Rangers slugger admitted Saturday that his wife called security staff to her seat while watching his first game back in Arlington as a member of the Los Angeles Angels the previous night, according to FoxSportsSouthwest.com. A security guard was assigned to sit with Hamiltons wife Katie and their four children.

"Just guys being ugly, inappropriate to my wife," Hamilton said of the situation in the stands. "People being dumbasses. It was a great lesson for my kids to understand how people can be. It was wonderful lesson.

"They understand. They get it. They understand they put their trust in faith in God, not man, period."

Hamilton went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the game, his first in his old stomping grounds since signing a five-year, $125 million contract with the Angels in the off-season.

RAMIREZ GOES ON DL

Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez was put on the 15-day disabled list Saturday due to a sprained left knee.

Ramirez left Friday's game against the Arizona Diamondback after sliding into second base. He had an MRI done Saturday, which confirmed the sprain.

"It could have been worse," Ramirez said on MLB.com. "(Friday) night, I didn't feel good. There's never a good time for injuries, but at least it's not that serious, I guess. Last time it took me two weeks. This gives me the full 15 days to recover."

Ramirez missed two weeks during spring training with the same injury.

The Brewers called up Josh Prince from triple-A Nashville to take Ramirez's spot on the roster.

DODGERS DEAL FOR CATCHER

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded right-handed pitcher Aaron Harang to the Colorado Rockies for catcher Ramon Hernandez Saturday.

Harang, a surplus starter with the Dodgers, went 10-10 with a 3.61 earned-run average last year while Hernandez, a 15-year veteran, hit .217 with five homers and 28 RBIs in 52 games.

"Ramon gives us invaluable veteran experience and additional leadership at the catching position," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. "He's worked with great pitching staffs in the past, and we feel he will provide solid contributions to our pitchers and be a great resource for A.J. (Ellis)."

The Rockies designated Harang for assignment after acquiring him.

BRIEFLY

Baltimore Orioles minor leaguer Daniel McCutchen was suspended 50 games after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The 30-year-old pitcher, who was with triple-A Norfolk, tested positive for methenolone ... St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese started his rehab assignment with triple-A Memphis Friday. Freese started the season on the DL due to a lower back injury but could be activated on Monday ... Houston Astros lefty Travis Blackley was put on the DL two days after being acquired from the Oakland Athletics. Blackley strained his left shoulder throwing a bullpen session Friday ... A rare Honus Wagner baseball card sold for a record $2.1 million at an auction Saturday, according to ESPN.com. That broke the previous mark of $1.6 million by the same card in 2008.


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