Last week, the Rangers announced that Josh Hamilton's accountability partner would be Hamilton's father-in-law, Michael Dean Chadwick. Hamilton, who struggled with drug addiction while a minor leaguer with the Rays, has had an accountability partner since making the majors -- Johnny Narron, who served as the Rangers' assistant hitting coach, but he left to join the Brewers as their hitting coach. Narron's departure led to Chadwick accepting the job for a few days before deciding against it.
Josh Hamilton's father-in-law, Michael Dean Chadwick, decided not to accept the position as Hamilton's accountability partner due to "family considerations," the club announced.
And those family considerations were elaborated on in a follow-up article:
Chadwick's daughter, Krista, is 17 and currently a junior in high school. He said he wanted to spend as much time with her as he could before she heads off to college.
The article mentions that Hamilton went out with teammates without the help of an accountability partner last season, and that Hamilton isn't sure that he needs the help anymore. But a source told ESPN Dallas that the role would be filled before the season began.