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LA Angels decline $14 million on longtime OF Kole Calhoun

November 4, 2019

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have declined their $14 million contract option for next season on longtime right fielder Kole Calhoun.

The Angels announced the move Monday. Calhoun gets a $1 million buyout as part of his $26 million, three-year contract and becomes a free agent for the first time.

The 32-year-old has spent his entire career with the Angels, who drafted him in the eighth round in 2010 out of Arizona State.

Calhoun first cracked the Angels’ big league roster in 2012, and he has spent most of the past six seasons as their right fielder. He won a Gold Glove in 2015.

Calhoun hit a career-best 33 homers last season while batting .232 with 74 RBIs. He has 884 hits, including 140 homers.

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