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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) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: giants, rangers, steven duggar, willie calhoun

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: June 24, 2022 at 08:11 PM (#6083762)
Since being demoted, Calhoun has hit 217/264/410. In short, Duggar is excellent return. He's been every bit as bad this season but he was very useful as recently as last year. Duggar also is good enough defensively to play a good CF while Calhoun probably isn't good enough defensively to wash your dog.
   2. JJ1986 Posted: June 24, 2022 at 09:03 PM (#6083767)
How many left-handed-hitting COF/DH types do the Giants need?
   3. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: June 25, 2022 at 11:36 PM (#6083900)
Seems like forever ago that LA traded him for Yu Darvish.

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