Josh Hamilton suffered a drug relapse involving the use of cocaine and alcohol in the offseason, according to a report by the New York Daily News.
The Los Angeles Angels outfielder has a history of substance abuse problems dating to his days in the minor leagues. He was suspended from baseball from February 2004 to June 2006 for issues related to cocaine and alcohol addiction.
The Angels confirmed that he met with Major League officials in New York on Wednesday about a disciplinary issue, but offered no other details.
"We're all waiting for some information to come out of New York," Mike Scioscia said. "He obviously went up there for a meeting, and we'll see how everything unfolds. But right now, we're just in a holding pattern like everyone else."