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Friday, June 24, 2022

Texas Rangers trade Willie Calhoun to San Francisco Giants for Steven Duggar

The San Francisco Giants acquired Willie Calhoun on Thursday, sending outfielder Steven Duggar to Texas for the outfielder who was the main return for the Rangers when they traded pitcher Yu Darvish five years ago.

It will be a homecoming for Calhoun, and a move he requested after being sent to the minors on May 1. The 27-year-old was born in the East Bay city of Vallejo and attended Benicia High School.

“We wish Willie the best in his opportunity with San Francisco,’’ Rangers president Jon Daniels said. “It’s a fresh start for him, as well as being close to home.’‘

San Francisco also receives cash in the deal.

Calhoun has spent all five-plus years of his major league career with the Rangers, playing 253 games and hitting .241 overall. He had a .136 average with a homer and two RBIs over 18 big league games this year. Just more than a month after he was optioned to Triple-A, he was designated for assignment and cleared waivers before being assigned outright to Round Rock, where he hit .217 with five homers in 22 games.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 24, 2022 at 07:05 PM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: giants, rangers, steven duggar, willie calhoun

Monday, May 02, 2022

Willie Calhoun wants Texas Rangers to trade him, seeks ‘change of scenery’

Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun, a once highly regarded prospect, has asked to be traded after being demoted to the minors.

Calhoun publicly acknowledged his trade request Sunday in an interview with The Athletic, saying “I don’t know if I’ll play another game in a Rangers uniform, and I let them know that.”

Calhoun was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock after Sunday’s victory over the Atlanta Braves as part of the Rangers’ effort to trim their roster to 26 players.

Rangers general manager Chris Young told The Athletic that the organization is “looking to get Willie going,” but Calhoun said he sees the demotion as an opportunity to “put myself in a position to get traded. I do want to be traded.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 02, 2022 at 11:13 AM | 19 comment(s)
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