Calhoun went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Friday's 5-3 win over the Athletics.
The three hits were a career high for Calhoun, who plated Nomar Mazara on a fifth-inning single. Calhoun got off to a rocky start to his major-league career with a 1-for-16 mark over his first eight appearances, but he's settled in nicely while taking over for Carlos Gomez (ankle) the last three games in a starting outfield role. Calhoun has registered six hits in those contests, including his first MLB home run.
Calhoun went 2-for-3 with a solo home run during Wednesday's loss to Houston.
The 23-year-old rookie was just 1-for-16 and had started only four games since being recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Sept. 12, so this was a nice showing for the promising youngster. Calhoun recorded 31 home runs, 93 RBI and a .300/.355/.572 slash line with Round Rock, and this late-season experience in the majors could work out in his favor next spring. With little to prove in the minors following his monster 2017 campaign, Calhoun should have a decent shot at beginning the 2018 season with the Rangers.
Calhoun will start in left field and bat seventh Wednesday against the Astros.
With the Rangers officially eliminated from playoff contention with the Twins' win Tuesday, Calhoun could be in store for starts in each of the team's final five games of the season as Texas turns its focus to finding at-bats for their younger options. Calhoun has recorded just one hit in his first 16 at-bats, but the impressive power he displayed in the minors earlier this season could make him a viable punt-play option in DFS contests the rest of the way.
Calhoun has been glued to the bench for the past four games, as the returns of Adrian Beltre (hamstring), Carlos Gomez (ankle) and Nomar Mazara (quadriceps) from injuries have pushed the top prospect to the bench. Until the Rangers are officially eliminated from playoff contention, it's not expected that Calhoun will pick up consistent at-bats.
Calhoun is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels.
Calhoun has played in five games since being called up Sept. 12. In that time he's gone 1-for-13 (.077) and has struck out four times. He'll head to the bench Sunday as Nomar Mazara starts in left field.
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