Kole Calhoun To Miss Four To Six Weeks

Kole Calhoun will join fellow Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton on a lengthy DL stint, reports Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register (via Twitter). An ugly-looking ankle turn last night resulted in a bad ligament sprain that will put Calhoun on the shelf for four to six weeks, according to manager Mike Scioscia.

Early in his second season of substantial MLB action at the age of 26, Calhoun was off to a .250/.297/.500 start in 64 plate appearances, with three home runs and two stolen bases to his credit. Last year, Calhoun provided to be a nice surprise in Los Angeles, providing a .282/.347/.462 line in 222 plate appearances while knocking eight long balls and swiping two bags. Though defensive metrics saw him as slightly below average at the corner outfield last year, Calhoun has graded out quite well in a small sample thus far in 2014. With 130 days of MLB service to his name entering the year, Calhoun could qualify for Super Two status after the 2015 season.

Replacing Calhoun on the MLB roster in the immediate term is minor league free agent Brennan Boesch, who was called up today with Calhoun hitting the 15-day DL. Boesch will join J.B. Shuck and Collin Cowgill as outfield options to flank star Mike Trout while Calhoun and Hamilton are on the shelf. The Halos could be one of several teams with interest in adding Sam Fuld, who is still in DFA limbo after being designated by Oakland on Saturday, according to a tweet from Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. It is difficult to see the team making a more impactful move unless one or both of its injured regulars fall off track in their recovery.


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30 Comments on "Kole Calhoun To Miss Four To Six Weeks"


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dave bell
1 year 2 months ago

ichiro could be a fit ?

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Dynasty22
1 year 2 months ago

If you take on all his salary, you can have him.

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Joe Orsatti
1 year 2 months ago

He’s a hall of fame hitter and could be pretty solid.

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Tko11
1 year 2 months ago

What does “hall of fame hitter” have to do with how he can hit now? I agree that he could be a decent option but definitely not more than a stop gap.

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1 year 2 months ago

Wllie Mays is a hall of fame hitter who played in the outfield. At 82 he might be as mobile as Raul Ibanez.

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Rally Weimaraner
1 year 2 months ago

Pass!

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mstrchef13
1 year 2 months ago

Need more Cowgill!

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Hills of Glenallen
1 year 2 months ago

That’s one ugly outfield. They may want to try and get something better.

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Eric Droegemeier
1 year 2 months ago

No outfield with Mike Trout in it is an ugly outfield.

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Charlie Burns
1 year 2 months ago

Though he has a problem being able to cover left and right field while being in center.

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Hills of Glenallen
1 year 2 months ago

He’s great, but he can’t play CF, LF, and RF all by himself.

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Pei Kang
1 year 2 months ago

I wouldn’t bet against it….besides, if the other guys can field, that’s all you need. And JB Shuck is one of those throwback players, not to be overlooked.

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BRigney61
1 year 2 months ago

Angels need to get Fuld !!!!

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Tko11
1 year 2 months ago

What am I missing with Fuld? Career line:.233/.312/.706

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JoshReddicksWalkupSong
1 year 2 months ago

Defense

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Tko11
1 year 2 months ago

Is his defense really worth keeping that stat line in the lineup? Id think every team has some minor league guy who they can plug in to barely hit and play good defense.

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pastlives
1 year 2 months ago

he’s currently not hurt

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Seamaholic
1 year 2 months ago

Plenty decent OF around and available, but do the Angels have anything to trade?

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RyanWKrol
1 year 2 months ago

Pass. Their offense is deep enough even with Hamilton and Kole on the DL. They should save their chips for more reliable relievers.