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2023 Batting

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Top Kole Calhoun News

  • Guardians' Kole Calhoun: On bench versus lefty

    Calhoun is absent from the lineup Friday versus the Tigers.

    Detroit is sending left-hander Joey Wentz to the mound, so Jose Ramirez will take a turn in the DH role as Tyler Freeman covers third base. Calhoun has gone 9-for-46 (.196) in limited action against southpaws this year.

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  • Guardians' Kole Calhoun: Not in lineup Wednesday

    Calhoun is absent from the lineup Wednesday against the Reds.

    Calhoun connected for a two-run homer Tuesday, but he'll grab a seat in Wednesday's series finale with the Reds throwing left-hander Andrew Abbott. Jose Ramirez is filling the DH role as Steven Kwan, Myles Straw and Ramon Laureano start across the outfield.

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  • Guardians' Kole Calhoun: Goes yard in Tuesday's loss

    Calhoun went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 11-7 loss to the Reds.

    Calhoun's blast put the Guardians ahead 5-4 in the third inning of the back-and-forth game. He's hitting just .171 with three homers and 10 RBI over 22 games in September, a notable decline from his work in August that helped to earn him steady playing time. The veteran is at a .222/.288/.386 slash line with six homers, 25 RBI, 18 runs scored and no stolen bases over 42 contests this season.

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  • Guardians' Kole Calhoun: Sitting against southpaw

    Calhoun isn't in the Guardians' lineup Saturday versus the Orioles.

    As lefty John Means prepares to start for Baltimore, Calhoun will retreat to the bench. Jose Ramirez will assume the DH role Saturday while Tyler Freeman starts at third base.

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  • Guardians' Kole Calhoun: Not in lineup Sunday

    Calhoun is absent from the lineup Sunday versus the Rangers.

    Jose Ramirez will take a turn in the DH role for the Guardians as Steven Kwan, Ramon Laureano and Will Brennan start across the outfield. Calhoun went 2-for-8 with a two-run homer across the first two games of the three-game weekend series.

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  • Guardians' Kole Calhoun: Pops homer Friday

    Calhoun went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Friday's 12-3 win over the Rangers.

    Calhoun was able to contribute the Guardians' last two runs in a win over the team he suited up for in 2022. He had a solid run of playing time in August, but he's started to falter in September, going 7-for-45 (.156) with two homers and five RBI over 13 contests this month. Overall, he's at a .230/.307/.393 slash line with five long balls, 20 RBI, 15 runs scored and five doubles through 33 contests. He should be a regular in the lineup versus right-handed pitchers, but with the Guardians' hitters at essentially full health, he may not have a chance at an everyday role down the stretch.

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  • Guardians' Kole Calhoun: Absent from lineup

    Calhoun is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants.

    It will be only the second time since Aug. 24 that Calhoun has been out of the lineup. Jose Ramirez is getting a start at designated hitter Wednesday, with Tyler Freeman filling in at third base.

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  • Guardians' Kole Calhoun: Accounts for only run in loss

    Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Angels.

    Calhoun went yard in the second inning, but it was the only run the Guardians could manufacture against one of his former teams. The 35-year-old was solid after joining Cleveland in August, but he's gone just 5-for-31 (.161) over nine games in September. The slump has yet to cost him playing time, but the recent returns of David Fry and Josh Naylor could eventually lead to Calhoun slipping out of a near-everyday role. Calhoun is slashing .241/.325/.398 with four homers, 17 RBI, 14 runs scored and five doubles through 29 contests.

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  • Guardians' Kole Calhoun: Delivers go-ahead blast

    Calhoun went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and a walk in Wednesday's 5-2 extra-inning win over the Twins.

    Calhoun had a quiet game until the 10th inning, when he swatted his third homer of the season. All three long balls have come since Aug. 19. The veteran has seen most of his playing time at first base since he was traded from the Dodgers to the Guardians in early August. He's slashing .273/.356/.455 with 15 RBI and 13 runs scored across 87 plate appearances. Once Josh Naylor (oblique) returns, either he or Calhoun take over as the primary designated hitter, while the other would likely handle first base.

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  • Guardians' Kole Calhoun: Three-hit day

    Calhoun went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's 10-7 win over the Blue Jays.

    Calhoun's big day culminated with a two-run double in the 11th that proved to be the game-winning hit for the Guardians. The 35-year-old Calhoun hasn't hit above .235 since 2017 but has provided a spark for the Guardians since joining the club Aug. 5. He's currently hitting .288 with two homers, 11 RBI and 11 runs scored in 66 at-bats.

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  • Guardians' Kole Calhoun: Resting versus lefty

    Calhoun is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, Joe Noga of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Calhoun will hit the bench Wednesday while Guardians manager Terry Francona stocks up on right-handed bats to counter Dodgers southpaw Clayton Kershaw. Gabriel Arias will step in at first base in place of Calhoun, who has slugged home runs in both of his last two starts.

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  • Guardians' Kole Calhoun: Swats second homer

    Calhoun went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

    His seventh-inning blast down the right-field line off Caleb Ferguson put the game out of reach. Calhoun, who had been toiling at Triple-A for the Dodgers prior to being sent to the Guardians when Josh Naylor (oblique) got injured, has two homers in 13 games since coming to Cleveland. Naylor has just resumed baseball activities and there's no clear timeline yet for his return, so Calhoun figures to continue holding down the fort at first base at least through the end of the month.

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  • Guardians' Kole Calhoun: Sitting against lefty

    Calhoun is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.

    With southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez on the hill for Detroit, the lefty-hitting Calhoun will duck out of the starting nine. Gabriel Arias will fill it at first base for Calhoun, who extended his hitting streak to six games in Saturday's 4-3 loss by going 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk.

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  • Guardians' Kole Calhoun: On base three times in nightcap

    Calhoun went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double and a run scored in a 4-1 win over the Tigers during the second game of Friday's doubleheader.

    Neither team was able to produce much offense on the day -- the combined score across both games of the twin bill was 6-5 Guardians -- but Calhoun found a way to post solid numbers in the nightcap. With Josh Naylor (oblique) still lacking a target date for his return, Calhoun will continue to hold down a near-everyday role for Cleveland, and the 35-year-old is slashing .317/.378/.366 over his first 11 games with the club.

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  • Guardians' Kole Calhoun: Out against southpaw

    Calhoun is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds.

    With starts in each of the last six games, Calhoun appears to have emerged as the Guardians' primary first baseman in place of the injured Josh Naylor (oblique). However, the lefty-hitting Calhoun will head to the bench Wednesday while the Guardians play matchups and turn to the right-handed-hitting Gabriel Arias to pick up the start at first base versus southpaw Andrew Abbott.

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  • Guardians' Kole Calhoun: Acquired by Cleveland

    Cleveland acquired Calhoun from the Dodgers on Friday in exchange for cash considerations, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

    Calhoun has posted a shiny .297/.376/.530 slash line with nine home runs and 46 RBI in 58 games (266 plate appearances) this season between the Triple-A affiliates of the Yankees and Dodgers this season. The Guardians will add the 35-year-old outfielder to the MLB roster, and it's possible he's called upon to help replace the injured Josh Naylor (oblique) in the lineup.

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  • Dodgers' Kole Calhoun: Inks minors deal with LAD

    Calhoun signed a minor-league contract Tuesday with the Dodgers.

    Calhoun is in the lineup at Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday night. He exercised the opt-out clause in his minor-league pact with the Yankees last week after failing to earn a call-up despite posting a .919 OPS in 23 games (105 plate appearances) at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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  • Kole Calhoun: Released by NYY

    Calhoun was released by the Yankees on Saturday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

    Calhoun triggered the opt-out clause in his minor-league deal with New York on Thursday and will now officially head into free agency. The veteran outfielder was sporting an impressive .919 OPS through 23 games (105 plate appearances) this season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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  • Yankees' Kole Calhoun: Exercising opt-out clause

    Calhoun has exercised the opt-out clause in his minor-league contract with the Yankees, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

    Calhoun is not yet a free agent, as the Yanks have 48 hours to add him to the roster or release him. Given that they are bringing Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring), Josh Donaldson (hamstring) and Tommy Kahnle (biceps) all back from the injured list Friday, it's difficult to see them finding a fit for Calhoun. Morosi notes that Calhoun has made a swing change while at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and has produced a .963 OPS with four homers in 21 games.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Tempe, AZ
Age: 36
School: Arizona State
Experience: 10
Bats/Throws: L, L