Texas Rangers designate Willie Calhoun for assignment

ARLINGTON (Texas) — Willie Calhoun?, Texas Rangers‘s primary acquisition in 2017 deadline trade that sent Yu Darvish To the Los Angeles DodgersOn Sunday,, was designated as a candidate for assignment.

Calhoun (27 years old) was optioned by Triple-A Round Rock to play in April after he hit.136 in 18 innings with one homer and two RBIs. Then he requested a trade. Round Rock saw him hit.221 and he had four homers.

Calhoun arrived in Texas with A.J. Alexy and Brendon Davis, infielder for Darvish, arrived in Texas on July 31, 2017.

Calhoun's batting average was.241 over six seasons with Texas. He hit.269 in 2019, with 21 homers, and 48 RBIs.

Calhoun broke his jaw when he was struck by a pitch during spring training 2020. He played just 29 games that season. Calhoun's 2021 season came to an abrupt halt in June after he was struck by a pitch which fractured his left forearm.

Jon Daniels, president of the Rangers, said that Calhoun was not difficult to designate and that it had nothing to do with Calhoun's request for trade.

Daniels stated that “at some point the chances run out”.

Calhoun was designated to assignment in order make room on the 40 man roster for Steele Walker, an outfielder whose contract was drafted from Round Rock. Round Rock's left-handed-hitting Walker hit.297 this season in 20 games. He was to make his major-league debut Sunday against Seattle.

Texas also offered infielder Andy Ibanez Round Rock Sunday

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