ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton and his wife, Katie, confirmed Friday they have agreed to the creation of a feature film about his life.

In a statement released before the Rangers’ game against the Colorado Rockies, the Hamiltons said they were approached by actor/director Casey Affleck and Thunder Road Pictures.

Tampa Bay selected Hamilton with the No. 1 overall pick in 1999 before his career was knocked off track by drug and alcohol abuse. After going on the disabled list in 2001 while in the minors, he became addicted to alcohol and cocaine. He didn’t play from 2003-05.

Hamilton finally made it to the majors in 2007 with the Cincinnati Reds and was traded to Texas before 2008. He won the 2010 AL MVP and has helped the Rangers make consecutive World Series appearances.

The Rangers placed Mitch Moreland on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and designated Mark Hamburger for assignment.

METS: Left-hander Johan Santana was honored by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg with the key to the city for pitching the first no-hitter in team history.

BREWERS: Right-hander Livan Hernandez signed a one-year deal with the team. Hernandez was released by the Braves on Monday after posting a 1-1 record and a 4.94 ERA in 18 games out of the bullpen.

WHITE SOX: Right-hander Philip Humber was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow flexor strain. The White Sox also designated outfielder Kosuke Fukudome for assignment and purchased the contract of right-hander Brian Bruney from Triple-A Charlotte.

ORIOLES: Outfielder Nolan Reimold will have surgery on his neck Monday, likely ending his season. Reimold was placed on the disabled list May 4 with a herniated disk.