Kole Calhoun RF LAA 3 Months
Angels optioned OF Kole Calhoun, INF Luis Jimenez, RHP David Carpenter and C John Hester to Triple-A Salt Lake; reassigned C Chris Snyder and LHP Mitch Stetter to minor league camp.
There are a couple surprises here, as Calhoun was expected to be carried over J.B. Shuck, and Snyder was expected to be the backup catcher over Hank Conger. Mark Lowe and Garrett Richards made the Angels' Opening Day bullpen, while Conger, Shuck, Brendan Harris and Andrew Romine will be on the bench.
Kole Calhoun RF LAA May 21 '12
The Angels are expected to call up outfielder Kole Calhoun before Monday's game against the A's.
Kalhoun is batting .296/.365/.491 with five home runs and 31 RBI in 43 games this year at the Triple-A level. He slugged 22 home runs and stole 20 bases last year in Single-A. The 24-year-old will function as outfield depth while Vernon Wells and Ryan Langerhans recover from injuries.