Angels News: Josh Hamilton's Potential Suspension Would Begin On Opening Day

Injured Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is facing a potential suspension of at least 25 games for admitted use of cocaine. That suspension would begin on Opening Day, per a report by's Alden Gonzalez.

According to Gonzalez, "the Angels' outfielder would begin serving a suspension at the beginning of the regular season, regardless of whether he would've started the year on the disabled list, according to people familiar with the process."

Hamilton is current rehabbing from shoulder surgery, and there's a chance that his rehab process may even go longer than a suspension handed down by Major League Baseball. Regardless, the Angels won't have to pay the 33-year-old slugger for the duration of his punishment, saving $125,683.06 for every game he misses.

Therefore, of his $23 million salary for 2014, the Angels would be spared around $6.3 million if Hamilton's suspension comes in at 50 games.

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