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.


30 Responses to Kole Calhoun To Miss Four To Six Weeks Leave a Reply

  1. dave bell 1 year ago

    ichiro could be a fit ?

    • Dynasty22 1 year ago

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

      • Joe Orsatti 1 year ago

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

        • Tko11 1 year 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.

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

      • WhoKilledTheRallyMonkey 1 year ago

        Pass!

  2. mstrchef13 1 year ago

    Need more Cowgill!

  3. Hills of Glenallen 1 year ago

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

    • Eric Droegemeier 1 year ago

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

      • Charlie Burns 1 year ago

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

      • Hills of Glenallen 1 year ago

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

        • Pei Kang 1 year 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.

  4. BRigney61 1 year ago

    Angels need to get Fuld !!!!

    • Tko11 1 year ago

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

      • JoshReddicksWalkupSong 1 year ago

        Defense

        • Tko11 1 year 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.

      • pastlives 1 year ago

        he’s currently not hurt

  5. Seamaholic 1 year ago

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

    • RyanWKrol 1 year ago

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

  6. Ricky Rios 1 year ago

    How could he have posted those numbers when we only go to LA twice a year?

  7. BK 1 year ago

    First base is CURSED at the big “A”

  8. Diablo 1 year ago

    Matt long should get called up. Angels have plenty of OF depth no need to sign somene or trade for someone. Would be a waste of a trade

    • KINGMOJO 1 year ago

      Beat me to it, matt long had a good spring this year

  9. RyanWKrol 1 year ago

    Bummer. Kole was just getting hot with the bat. He’s a very underrated, potentially dangerous bat. Will have to wait a month or so for that show to continue.

  10. GrumpyPuppy 1 year ago

    At least it wasn’t Mike Trout….

  11. WhoKilledTheRallyMonkey 1 year ago

    Why not call up Matt Long, he had a great spring and is hitting fine in AAA right now.

    • Matt Galvin 1 year ago

      CJ Con to and ask Albert is he’s willing to play LF/RF.

      • Jacob Viets 1 year ago

        You’re going to ask a 34 year old Albert Pujols who has had regular issues with his feet if he wants to play a more physically demanding position, and one he hasn’t played in over a decade? It’s a good thing you don’t manage the Angels.

  12. SoCalAngelsFan75 1 year ago

    What’s Vernon Wells up to? Halos are already paying him. Might as well come fill in for 4 to 6 weeks. (I kid!)

  13. He’s been “a nice surprise in” Anaheim, not Los Angeles. The Angels very seldom play in Los Angeles. The “of Anaheim” is the substantive part of their name.

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