Michael Dean Chadwick has reconsidered being the accountability partner to son-in-law Josh Hamilton because of family considerations. Hamilton said over the weekend that Chadwick, who lives in North Carolina, has a daughter who is finishing up high school.
The Rangers and Hamilton are now reconsidering who would be a good candidate to spend time with Hamilton on the road and help him with his daily battle with additions to drugs and alcohol.
Hamilton also said on Saturday that he doesn't believe he needs to have someone with him, and approved Chadwick to help give the Rangers and MLB peace of mind. Hamilton is in a different place than he was four years ago, when the Rangers traded for him and brought aboard Johnny Narron in that role. Narron has left to be the Brewers' hitting coach, and Chadwick was announced as his replacement less than two weeks ago.
General manager Jon Daniels said that the Rangers expect to fill the Narron/Chadwick vacancy.
-- Jeff Wilson