Calhoun is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Dodgers.
With lefty Clayton Kershaw on the bump for the Dodgers, Calhoun will get the beginning portion of Friday's game off. Eli White will play left field and bat second.
Calhoun batted sixth and went 1-for-2 with two walks in Sunday's 7-1 loss to the Rays.
Calhoun has recently batted leadoff against right-handers, but he was replaced by Brock Holt on Sunday against Tampa Bay righty Michael Wacha. As a leadoff hitter, Calhoun is slashing .231/.304/.356 in 26 games.
Calhoun is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rockies.
Someone has to sit due to the lack of a designated hitter with the game being played under National League rules, and that will be Calhoun this time around. He'll hit the bench after making 15 straight starts, a stretch in which he struggled to a .207/.270/.379 line. Khris Davis starts in left field for just the second time this season in his absence.
Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a walk in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.
Calhoun has hit safely in six of his last nine games, though this was just the second time he recorded more than one knock in that span. The outfielder is hitting .247 with a .778 OPS, four homers and 10 RBI across 22 games this month.
Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Monday's 5-2 win over the Yankees.
The 26-year-old got Sunday off while nursing a sore ankle, but he appeared to be 100 percent healthy in this one. On the season, Calhoun is hitting .287 with five homers, 11 RBI and 12 runs through 25 games.
Calhoun is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros after fouling a ball off his ankle Saturday night, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
The extent of the injury is uncertain. Calhoun could probably use a day to sit back and observe anyway, as he's in the midst of a 1-for-17 stretch. Khris Davis will serve as the designated hitter against right-hander Lance McCullers.
Calhoun went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk during Thursday's loss to the Astros.
Calhoun got the scoring started by taking Cristian Javier deep in the first inning. It was the fourth long ball of the year for the 26-year-old, who has earned the opportunity to play every day even with the recent activation of Khris Davis off the injured list. On the season, Calhoun is batting a sturdy .309/.378/.481 across 22 games.
Calhoun is going to play every day even with the activation of Khris Davis off the injured list, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. "The way Willie [Calhoun] has been swinging the bat, he's going to play every day," manager Chris Woodward said.
Calhoun, who took an .895 OPS into Saturday's game against Seattle, started in left field against right-hander Erik Swanson, just the third time in 18 starts he played the field. David Dahl served as DH against the right-hander. Davis is expected to DH against southpaws while Calhoun and Dahl rotate at left field and DH against righties.
Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI in Thursday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the Twins.
Calhoun plated Jonah Heim with the game-winning run in the top of the 10th inning. He's now hit safely in 11 of the last 12 games and posted a .949 OPS during that stretch. He's been in the lineup nearly every day, but that may change soon. The Rangers are expected to call up Khris Davis during the weekend series against the Mariners, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports. It's uncertain how manager Chris Woodward plans to integrate Davis, but it seems logical he and Calhoun could platoon at DH.
Calhoun isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins.
Calhoun had started each of the last five games and hit .333 with two homers, a double, three runs, three RBI and two strikeouts during that time. Andy Ibanez will serve as the designated hitter and bat sixth.
Calhoun went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's 6-3 extra-inning win over the Twins.
In a lefty-on-lefty matchup, Calhoun launched his third homer to lead off the ninth inning off Minnesota closer Taylor Rogers. That ignited a two-run rally to tie the game and force extra innings. Calhoun has been a confident hitter in 2021, a contrast to the 2020 version of the player that suffered a broken jaw during spring training and looked uncomfortable, particularly against southpaws, when baseball eventually began mid-summer. It was easy to forget he slugged 21 home runs in 83 games in 2019. Calhoun has hit safely in 13 of 15 games this season and is now slashing .316/.381/.491.
Calhoun went 2-for-4 in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.
Calhoun has been an offensive catalyst for Texas this season and posted his second straight multi-hit appearance while also extending his hitting streak to nine games. The 26-year-old is hitting .361 during that nine-game stretch.
Calhoun went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and knocked in a pair during Saturday's victory over the Red Sox.
The left-handed hitter smashed a solo shot in the sixth inning. The 26-year-old kept his hitting streak alive and is slashing an impressive .333/.388/.489 as he has been a spark plug for the Rangers.
Calhoun isn't starting Thursday's game against the Red Sox.
Calhoun has recorded hits in each of the last six contests, going 7-for-23 with a home run, five runs, two RBI, two walks and four strikeouts during that time. Joey Gallo will serve as the designated hitter while Eli White enters the lineup in center field.
Calhoun batted leadoff and went 1-for-3 with a walk, a hit by pitch, and a run scored in Sunday's 8-4 loss to the White Sox.
Calhoun has hit atop the order the last two times the Rangers have faced right-handers, reaching base safely five times in 10 plate appearances. The Rangers, who scored 3.91 runs per game (T-21st), have scored 11 runs in the two games with Calhoun leading off.
Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss against the White Sox.
Calhoun missed the first weeks of the regular season due to a groin injury but has gotten off to a strong start, hitting safely in five of his first six games and posting two multi-hit outings in that stretch. This was his first home run of the campaign, and the veteran should see most of his at-bats as the Rangers' designated hitter going forward.
Calhoun batted leadoff and went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's 9-7 loss to the White Sox.
Texas manager Chris Woodward had Calhoun make his first appearance as a leadoff hitter, partially to take pressure off Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who was in an 10-for-58 (.172) skid, per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Also, by dropping the righty-hitting Kiner-Falefa to second, the lineup tweak provided better balance against a right-hander rather than stack three straight lefty hitters. It's uncertain if the manager will continue to have Calhoun leading off.
Calhoun isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Angels.
Calhoun will take a seat after he went hitless with a strikeout in four at-bats Tuesday. Adolis Garcia will serve as the designated hitter while Leody Taveras starts in center field Wednesday.
Calhoun did not start Sunday but entered as a pinch hitter and played two innings in left field. He singled for Leody Taveras in the eighth inning of the Rangers' 1-0 extra-inning win over the Orioles.
Calhoun missed the first 14 games of the season with a groin injury and returned to action Saturday as the designated hitter. This was his first experience in the field since the injury, and he handled himself well, including a diving catch for the first out of the 10th inning. It's expected that Calhoun plays more DH than left field.
Calhoun is out of the lineup for Sunday's game versus Baltimore.
The 26-year-old went 2-for-4 as the designated hitter in his season debut Saturday after missing the first two weeks of the season with a groin issue, and he'll receive the day off Sunday. David Dahl will be the designated hitter in the series finale, while Eli White starts in left field.
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|06/12||@ LAD||W 12-1||4||1||1||0||1||0||0|
|06/11||@ LAD||L 1-12||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|06/09||vs SF||W 4-3||4||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/08||vs SF||L 4-9||3||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|06/06||vs TB||L 1-7||2||0||1||0||0||2||0|
|06/05||vs TB||L 0-3||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|06/04||vs TB||W 5-4||3||1||2||0||1||0||0|
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|2015||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||20||73||11||24||7||0||3||14||7||13||0||0||.329||.390||.548|
|2015||AFX-Great Lakes Loons||15||61||9||24||3||0||1||8||5||7||0||0||.393||.439||.492|
|2017||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||99||373||64||111||24||5||23||67||36||49||3||2||.298||.357||.574|
|2017||AAA-Round Rock Express||29||113||16||35||3||1||8||26||6||12||1||0||.310||.344||.566|
|2018||AAA-Round Rock Express||108||432||66||127||32||0||9||47||32||47||4||0||.294||.351||.431|