Willie Calhoun Wants Out Of Texas After Demotion

Willie Calhoun Wants Out Of Texas After Demotion

Willie Calhoun Wants Out Of Texas After Demotion

According to reports, one notable Ranger is ready to take the next train out of Texas…

CelebnSports247.com has received word that on Sunday The Rangers made the decision to option former top prospect Willie Calhoun to Triple-A Round Rock Express.

Once Willie Calhoun got word of the demotion he was not one bit happy about the demotion and went to the media, saying he wanted out.

The 27-year-old outfielder told The Athletic:

[I’m] gonna go to Triple-A and put myself in a position to get traded…I do want to be traded.

Calhoun added:

I know I can be a .300 hitter. It’s gonna be in a different uniform, for sure … I don’t know if I will play another game in a Rangers uniform. And I let them know that … I’ve been wanting out for the last year, year and a half. I feel like I need a change of scenery.

Calhoun was once an elite young prospect and was the crown jewel of the Rangers’ return package when they traded Yu Darvish to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017. But half a decade later, Calhoun still has yet to pan out. He was hitting a revolting .136 through 18 games in 2022 and has never played in more than 85 games in a season or hit above .270.

Granted, not all of that has been Calhoun’s fault as he has also had some bad luck (including a brutal injury from a hit-by-pitch a couple seasons ago). But when it comes to Texas, it sounds like Calhoun is ready to get all the way on up out of there.


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