August 5, 2021

Diamondbacks To Sign Kole Calhoun (MLB Trade Rumors)

The Diamondbacks have agreed to a deal with free-agent outfielder Kole Calhoun, Jon Morosi of reports. It’s a two-year guarantee with an option for a third season, according to Morosi. Calhoun is a client of PSI Sports Management.

The 32-year-old Calhoun reached the open market Nov. 4 when the Angels declined his $14MM club option in favor of a $1MM buyout. However, for the Angels, that decision likely had more to do with a desire to spread that money around to other need areas (and star outfield prospect Jo Adell’s forthcoming arrival) than deficiencies on Calhoun’s part. After all, for the most part, Calhoun was a solid producer with the Angels. From his first full season in 2014 through last year, he posted at least 2.0 fWAR five times.

Last season was another quality showing for Calhoun, who logged 2.5 fWAR while mashing a career-high 33 home runs across 632 plate appearances. While Calhoun did strike out a personal-high 25.6 percent of the time, he also drew walks at…

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