Giants Acquire Willie Calhoun From Rangers For Steven Duggar

Willie Calhoun requested a trade from the Texas Rangers on May 3 after he was sent down to Triple-A Round Rock, and on Thursday

The San Francisco Giants acquired Calhoun and cash considerations for outfielder Steven Duggar.

It’s a fresh start for him, as well as being close to home.”

made his big league debut that September, batting .265/.324/.353 with one home run and four RBIs in 13 games

Calhoun impressed the following season, belting 21 home runs in 83 games.

Calhoun has yet to build on that strong showing, however, as he’s only batted .223 with eight home runs and 40 RBIs in 122 games since then.

He was batting .136 with one home run and two RBIs in 18 games this year before being optioned. 

Daniels said after Calhoun was designated for assignment that his next big league opportunity was unlikely to come with the Rangers.

Duggar will head to Texas as part of the outfielder-for-outfielder swap.

In 107 games last year, Duggar hit .257 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs while tallying a 0.6 dWAR in the field.

With White likely to miss much of the remainder of the season with a right wrist fracture

Right-handed pitcher Spencer Patton was designated for assignment to make room for Duggar on the roster. 

He spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Round Rock after posting a 3.86 ERA in seven relief outings with the big league club in April.