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.
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