Giants And Rangers Swap Outfielders

Willie Calhoun has been waiting over a month and a half since his trade request, but it's finally been granted, as the Texas Rangers send the OF/DH to the San Francisco Giants for outfielder Steven Duggar.

Duggar had only played 12 games this season before going down with an oblique injury; he had just completed his rehab and was ready to return when the Giants decided to make the move. 

The 28-year-old provides a nice glove in the outfield for Texas, though his plate skills haven't been very impactful, averaging .242 with a .674 OPS across his five seasons with the Giants. 

Calhoun was once a premier prospect, drafted in the 4th round of the 2015 June Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was sent to Texas to begin his major league career in 2017, and in 2019 showed some of the promise that scouts had envisioned, hitting 21 HR in 83 games, with an .848 OPS. 

But it's been nothing but downhill from there for Calhoun. This season, tired of being mired in Triple-A, he had asked for a trade at the beginning of May, and now that he's got his wish, he'll head to the Giants organization... and straight back to Triple-A for now.  Yes, be careful what you wish for.

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