Willie Calhoun is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2017.
Willie Calhoun, along with Brad Miller and Kole Calhoun, sat out the first inning of the series opener as Houston’s southpaw Framber Valdez took the mound.
Andy Ibanez will serve as Texas’ designated hitter in the absence of Willie Calhoun. In an MLB.com report, Calhoun was sent down to Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday.
Early in the season, Calhoun was designated hitter, but he went 0-for-11 with a run, two walks, and two strikeouts in the final four games of the year.
Andy Ibanez, Charlie Culberson, and Nick Solak are expected to get more playing time as he tries to figure things out in the minors.
Even though Calhoun had just one home run and three doubles in 18 games with the Rangers early in the season (.136 batting average), his.344 xwOBA indicates that it was just a matter of bad luck.
Following Sunday’s roster cuts, the 27-year-old will report to Round Rock, where he expects to have a successful season in the minors that will lead to a move up to the majors.
In 2019, Calhoun hit a career-high 21 home runs for the Rangers, but he has only hit a home run eight times since then and has a three-year slash line of.223/.288/.339.
Willie Calhoun Children: Does Willie Calhoun Have Kids?
Baseball outfielder Willia Calhoun has no children. We hope he becomes a proud father someday.