The Texas Rangers will purchase the contract of Willie Calhoun, and the organization’s No. 2-ranked prospect by MLBPipeline.com will join the team in time for Tuesday’s home game against the Seattle Mariners.
Calhoun, 22, was a fourth-round pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2015, and was the key prospect in the deal that sent right-hander Yu Darvish to L.A. on July 31. Calhoun batted .300 with 31 home runs and 93 RBIs in 128 games split between Triple-A Oklahoma City and Round Rock.
When he plays for the Rangers, Calhoun will be making his major league debut. He has seen time in the infield and the outfield in the minors, although he projects as a full-time outfielder in the majors, according the MLBPipeline.com.
The left-handed hitter led the Texas League with 236 total bases and 88 RBIs while playing for Double-A Tulsa in 2016. He also finished second in the league with 27 homers.