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Kole Calhoun had a solid outing in Sunday's game against the Angels, going 2-for-4 at the plate with a home run, one RBI, and one run scored.
Despite his efforts, the Guardians fell short, losing by a narrow margin of 2-1. Calhoun's performance showcased his power, as he launched his third home run of the season. However, his overall season numbers continue to be underwhelming, with a .231 batting average and a 0.306 wOBA. While his power has been a bright spot, fantasy managers may want to temper their expectations for Calhoun moving forward, considering his low batting average and lack of stolen bases.
Veteran outfielder Kole Calhoun has been granted his release by the New York Yankees.
Signed to a minor-league deal in April, Calhoun exercised his June 1 opt-out clause and rather than adding him to their MLB roster, the club elected to grant him his release. The right fielder enjoyed a massive, pandemic-shortened 2020 season but has since struggled, hitting just .196 with 12 homers, three steals, and a .587 OPS across 125 games with the Texas Rangers last season.
The New York Yankees have signed veteran outfielder Kole Calhoun to a minor-league contract.
Calhoun was in camp with the Seattle Mariners this spring but opted out of his deal when it was clear he was not going to crack the Opening Day roster. Calhoun has scuffled in each of the last two seasons but the lefty-swinging veteran could be a valuable addition if he's able to take advantage of the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium. Interestingly, another Calhoun could be on his way out as outfielder Willie Calhoun is hitting just .158 without a homer in 20 trips to the plate on the season.
Kole Calhoun has opted out of his minor-league contract with the Seattle Mariners.
Calhoun will test the open market once again as he is now a free agent. The 35-year-old hit .196/.257/.330 with a 68 wRC+ with the Rangers last season.
The Texas Rangers have declined their 2023 club option on Kole Calhoun.
Calhoun would have been due $5.5 million for 2023 if the Rangers would have exercised his option. The 35-year-old will now enter free agency after a season in which he hit just .196 with 12 home runs and 49 RBI.