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Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Kole Calhoun will miss 4-6 weeks with a bad ligament sprain.

It's a tough blow to the Angels and fantasy owners, as Calhoun was really turning it on before the injury. Calhoun had seven hits in his last 15 at-bats prior to rolling his ankle late in Wednesday's game. The Angels will rely on Collin Cowgill and Brennan Boesch in right field for the time being, but the team may take a look at external options now that Calhoun will miss significant time.

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Angels placed OF Kole Calhoun on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle.

Calhoun rolled the ankle in the 11th inning of Tuesday's game, and it was immediately clear he was headed for a DL stint. Calhoun was on crutches in the clubhouse after the game, saying the ankle "hurt real bad." Hopefully it's just a 15-day thing and won't require a longer stay. Brennan Boesch was recalled to take his roster spot.

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Angels manager Mike Scioscia told the media after Tuesday's game that Kole Calhoun (ankle) is heading for the disabled list.

Calhoun will join Josh Hamilton on the shelf after painfully rolling his ankle running through first base in the 11st inning. "I just rolled it and it hurt real bad," said Calhoun, who was on crutches after the game. "It's just a freak thing, you know?" We won't know Calhoun's timeline until he's further evaluated. The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser wondered on Twitter whether Los Angeles could target Sam Fuld, who was recently waived by the A's. Unless they bring somebody else in, Collin Cowgill is likely in line for more at-bats in the near future.

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Kole Calhoun left Tuesday's game against the A's in the 11th inning after rolling his ankle.

Calhoun grounded out to second and caught his foot in the dirt when he tried to stop his momentum after crossing first base. In clear agony, but never hitting the ground, Calhoun didn't put any weight on his ankle as he was helped off the field. We should know more about his status on Wednesday. Hopefully he doesn't require a DL stint, because Calhoun has collected three straight multi-hit games and blasted a homer tonight while finishing 3-for-6.

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Kole Calhoun hit a solo homer, walked twice and scored three runs in Monday's win over the Astros.

Calhoun has struggled early on this season but today gave the Halos what they've been looking for out of the leadoff spot. The home run was his second on the season, and he upped his batting line to .179/.233/.429. We remain bullish on the young outfielder.

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Kole Calhoun hit a three-run home run in the Angels' win over the Dodgers on Saturday.

Calhoun hit the three-run shot off Dodgers right-hander Dan Haren in the second inning. The Angels and fantasy owners are expecting big things from the 26-year-old this year, and for good reason -- Calhoun is slated to bat leadoff ahead of Mike Trout and Albert Pujols to start the year. He could put up sneaky good numbers this season.

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Kole Calhoun hit a walk-off two-run home run as the Angels defeated the Giants 8-7 on Monday.

Calhoun picked up teammate Joe Smith, who blew the save in the top half of the ninth. He finished the day 2-for-4 with two runs scored along with the two RBI. Calhoun, who may be the Angels' lead-off man, posted an .808 OPS in 222 trips to the plate last season.

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Kole Calhoun (hip) was out of the lineup on Tuesday.

Calhoun is experience some hip soreness, but it isn't expected to shelve him for long. In fact, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that he'll likely return to the field Wednesday.

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Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com writes that Kole Calhoun "still looks like the leading candidate" to hit leadoff for the Angels.

Erick Aybar is the other candidate, and it's possible he'll hit leadoff against lefties and Calhoun will hit there against righties. With Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton following him, Calhoun makes for a big-time fantasy sleeper if he settles into the top spot in the order. He hit .282/.347/.462 with eight homers and 32 RBI in 195 at-bats for the Halos last season after a ridiculous .354/.431/.617 line at Triple-A.

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Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto indicated Friday that Kole Calhoun would be the Angels likely starter in right field in 2014.

With Friday's trade of Peter Bourjos, Mike Trout moves back to center field while Josh Hamilton shifts from right to left, creating the everyday opening for Calhoun. The 26-year-old outfielder had a very productive season for the Halos in 2013, slashing .282/.347/.462 with eight homers and 32 RBI in 195 at-bats.