OUTKole Calhoun
RF LAA
15 hours ago

Calhoun signed a three-year, $26 million contract extension with the Angels on Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

The contract extension buys Calhoun out of his remaining three years of arbitration, and includes a $14 million player option for 2020, when he would become a free agent for the first time. The Angels have struggled to surround Mike Trout with quality complementary bats in recent seasons, but Calhoun is one of the few exceptions. Though he saw an eight-homer reduction from the 26 he slugged in 2015, Calhoun didn't surrender any power, as his ISO held steady last season, while his .271/.348/.438 slash line represented an improvement in each area. The 29-year-old was also a picture of durability, missing five games or less for the second year in a row. Calhoun is still recovering from offseason surgery to address a core muscle injury, but he's expected to be ready to go for spring training.

OUTKole Calhoun
RF LAA
6 days ago

Calhoun (abdomen) agreed to a one-year, $6.35 million contract with the Angels on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Calhoun's home run total fell back into the teens last year, but his hard-hit (35.3 percent) and flyball (39.9) rates suggest a return to 20-plus homers is possible, if not likely. Further, he greatly improved his strikeout and walk rates, which would seem to give him a higher batting average floor moving forward. The 29-year-old underwent surgery in October to repair a bilateral core muscle injury but is expected to be 100 percent for spring training.

OUTKole Calhoun
RF LAA
3 months ago

The Angels announced that Calhoun will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a bilateral core muscle injury.

EDGE Analysis

The origin of Calhoun's setback is uncertain, as he was not held out of any late-season action -- other than for the birth of his child -- and actually had his best month of the season in September. No matter, he will need 6-to-8 weeks tor recover from Tuesday's procedure. The Angels expect him to resume his "normal offseason training regime" following his recovery period, and barring any setbacks, he is expected to be back at 100 percent when spring training begins next February.

OUTKole Calhoun
RF LAA
4 months ago

Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a win over the A's on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Calhoun seemed to hit a wall in July and August, but has really picked up to the pace to close out the season, as he is slugging .591 in his last 88 at-bats. The fact that he has yet to reach the 20-homer mark is likely disheartening to owners, but he increased his walk rate by more than three percent from 2015, and should remain a solid late-round option on 2017 draft boards.

OUTKole Calhoun
RF LAA
4 months ago

Calhoun (personal) is starting in right field and hitting second Friday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

He missed three games to be with his family after the birth of his child, but appeared as a pinch hitter Thursday, so his return Friday was expected. Calhoun should finish out the season as the Angels' starting right fielder.

OUTKole Calhoun
RF LAA
4 months ago

Calhoun (personal) rejoined the Angels on Thursday following a leave of absence to be with his newborn child. He's not in the starting lineup.

EDGE Analysis

He may be available to pinch hit tonight, but this bodes well for his chances of returning to starting duty Friday. Fantasy players can expect to slide him back in.

OUTKole Calhoun
RF LAA
4 months ago

Calhoun is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

It's his fourth straight day off following the birth of his child. With 40-man September rosters, the Halos have not needed to give him paternity list designation. He's day-to-day heading into Friday action, with Rafael Ortega continuing to occupy right field in Calhoun's stead.

OUTKole Calhoun
RF LAA
4 months ago

Calhoun (personal) remains a href=https://twitter.com/AChodzkoAngels/status/778698393480667136>out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Calhoun has been away from the team since Monday afternoon following the birth of his child, and Wednesday will mark his third straight absence from the lineup. With rosters expanded, the Angels don't need to worry about the paternity list designation, so Calhoun should be considered day-to-day in advance of Thursday's series-opener against Houston.

OUTKole Calhoun
RF LAA
4 months ago

Calhoun (personal) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

He was away from the team Monday to be with his wife as they were expecting the birth of their child, and he is apparantly still away to be with his family Tuesday. With expanded rosters, the Angels don't need to designate Calhoun as being on the paternity list, but he should be back in a day or two. Rafael Ortega is starting in right field and hitting sixth Tuesday.

OUTKole Calhoun
RF LAA
4 months ago

Calhoun is away from the team Monday, as he and his wife are expecting their first child.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels are unlikely to place Calhoun on the paternity list this late in the season, but the outfielder will miss at least one game and perhaps more. Shane Robinson will get the starting nod in right field in Calhoun's place Monday, and he'll bat ninth in the order against the Rangers' Martin Perez.