Rangers star Josh Hamilton: 'My loyalty is here'

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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton says that even if he does become a free agent, he wants to remain with the Rangers.

On Friday, the former AL MVP said he didn't feel that he owed the Rangers. Hamilton clarified those remarks Sunday and said his loyalty is with the Rangers.

Hamilton's contract is finished after this season. His agent and Rangers recently put off talks on a new deal after Hamilton had a relapse with alcohol. Hamilton has been troubled by drugs and alcohol throughout his professional career.

Hamilton has helped the Rangers win the AL pennant in each of the last two seasons.