Texas Rangers: 4 takeaways from an awesomely important weekend

Seth Carlson
Jun 27, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers right fielder Joey Gallo (13) hits a two run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 27, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers right fielder Joey Gallo (13) hits a two run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports /
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Willie Calhoun injured Texas Rangers
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Takeaway #2: Willie Calhoun gets injured… again

Of course, it can’t truly be a great weekend for the Texas Rangers without some bad news mixed in along the way.

There aren’t many other ways to describe how purely unlucky DH/OF Willie Calhoun is. He might just be the MLB player with the absolute worst injury plight we’ve ever seen.

After fracturing his forearm in Saturday’s win over the Royals, the Rangers placed Calhoun on the 10-day IL, effectively sidelining him through at least the All-Star break, if not much longer.

It’s terribly unfortunate for the 26-year-old, who just can’t seem to catch a break. He has the talent to boot. We just wish it could be displayed more frequently.

The amount of freak injuries Calhoun has suffered in his career just isn’t fair. Wishing a speedy recovery for one of the toughest players we know.

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