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Willie Calhoun was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday and stated that he hopes to be traded.
Calhoun’s frustration may be justified, given how the Rangers have alternated giving him a shot and then keeping him in the minors at various times throughout his career. At the same time, he’s slashing just .136/.283/.273 this season, and there isn’t a spot for him to play every day. The Rangers almost certainly won’t trade him yet with his value so low, but given his pedigree, managers in deeper dynasty leagues should hold him for a little while longer to see if he can latch on to a team that will give him a shot to play regularly.
Rangers designated hitter Willie Calhoun went 1-for-4 Sunday, doubling and scoring one run in the Rangers' 8-3 loss to the Angels.
Calhoun has picked up hits in just two of his last five games for the Rangers. The 27-year-old is off to a slow start at the plate, hitting .150 with one home run and two runs batted in this season.
Willie Calhoun hit a game-tying pinch-hit home run in the ninth inning against the Rockies on Monday.
With the Rangers down a run in the ninth inning with two outs and nobody on base, Calhoun pinch-hit for Charlie Culberson. He took advantage of a fast ball left up by Rockies closer Daniel Bard, crushing it to right field to tie the game at 4-4.
Willi Calhoun makes the Texas Rangers Opening Day roster and will likely serve as their designated hitter.
Calhoun has been underwhelming for most of his Major League career after being a top prospect. His best season came in 2019 when he hit 21 home runs and posted a .269/.323/.524 slash line. Injuries have unfortunately kept him out of significant action, but hopefully, 2022 is the year he can put it together.
Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun went 1-for-5 with a solo homer against the Indians on Saturday evening. He also struck out once in the effort. Texas ultimately defeated Cleveland by a score of 7-2.
Calhoun is now slashing .253/.313/.385 with six homers, 25 RBI, 21 walks, and 34 strikeouts this season. He has reached base safely in eight of his last nine contests.