MLB: Texas Rangers and Kole Calhoun agree and agree

The Texas Rangers have reached an agreement with the veteran gardener Kole Calhoun (the value of the pact was not reported), who is represented by PSI Sports Management. Calhoun hit the open market after Arizona Diamondbacks they declined his $ 9MM club option after the season, instead of paying him a $ 2MM purchase.

Calhoun originally signed a two-year, $ 16MM deal with Arizona in the 2019-20 offseason and hit a strong .226 / .338 / .526 with 16 home runs in 228 plate appearances in 2020 before battling injuries this one anus:

The once-Golden Glove underwent surgeries on both his right knee and his left hamstring, and that hamstring led to another stint on the disabled list late in the 2021 season. In total, Calhoun he had just 182 at-bats in 2021, and he hit just .235 / .297 / .373.

The 34-year-old will now have a chance to bounce back in Arlington, returning to the AL West after playing for the Angels from 2012-19.

Calhoun has long been a very solid defensive right fielder, and since rising star Adolis Garcia performed quite well defensively in halftime action in center field last year, Texas could choose to give Garcia more. time at center with Calhoun taking on most of the games in his correct field duty.

However, considering how Calhoun fought in 2021, the Rangers might see Calhoun more as a part-time or platoon option rather than an everyday outfield regular.

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Given that Texas clearly has some major expenses in mind this winter (as demonstrated by today’s deal with shortstop Marcus Semien), we shouldn’t rule out more additions to the outfield mix, either. For now, at least, Calhoun will join Cuban Garcia as a starter in the 2022 outfield.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. BA in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Texas Rangers and Kole Calhoun agree and agree