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Kole Calhoun (COVID-19) returned to Diamondbacks summer camp on Friday after missing the first seven days due to the Coronavirus.
Calhoun tested positive for Coronavirus, but has been cleared and arrived to spring training 2.0 on Friday. He is asymptomatic and is expected to be ready by Opening Day. Calhoun signed a two-year, $16 million contract with Arizona this past off-season. He slashed .232/.325./.467 with 33 homers, 74 RBI, 92 runs and four stolen bases across 152 games for the Angels last season.
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo confirmed Monday that Kole Calhoun has tested positive for COVID-19.
Lovullo added that Calhoun is asymptomatic and is feeling okay. The veteran outfielder is in quarantine and will need to return two negative tests before he’s able to join team workouts. Calhoun signed a two-year, $16 million deal with Arizona over the offseason.
Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports Kole Calhoun has reached a contract agreement with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
This is reportedly a two-year, $16 million contract that includes a $9 million club option for 2022. Calhoun posted a 108 OPS+ and a career high 33 homers with the Angels in 2019. However, they chose to decline his option entering the off-season.
The Angels are declining Kole Calhoun's $14 million 2020 option.
Calhoun hit .232 with 33 homers and a .792 OPS in 2019 while playing well defensively. However, $14 million would be a lot for that type of production. The 32-year-old is now set to enter free agency this winter.
Kole Calhoun went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Sunday's 8-5 loss to the Astros.
Calhoun had a career high in extra-base hits (63), home runs (33), and walks (69) in 2019. He finished the season slashing .232/.325/.467 with 33 home runs, 74 RBI, 92 runs scored and four stolen bases in 632 plate appearances.