3 former Rangers who are struggling mightily this spring training

Some Rangers alumni have been struggling to find success so far this spring.

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Willie Calhoun

Another former Rangers outfielder who has been struggling so far this spring is Willie Calhoun. Calhoun signed a minor league contract with the Angels this past winter and has been having a difficult time so far this spring.

Calhoun came to Arlington in 2017 through the trade package the Dodgers sent the Rangers in exchange for Darvish. He spent two seasons in the minors before he was called up in 2019, appeared in 83 games, and was able to put up respectable numbers throughout his first season. He spent two more seasons with the Rangers as a reserve in the outfield until he was designated for assignment in June of 2022. 

Since then, he spent a season playing for the San Fransisco Giants' Triple-A team, then was picked up by the Yankees for the 2023 season and appeared in 44 games.

He is now fighting to secure a roster spot going into the regular season, but has been struggling on the offensive side. So far, in nine games, he has an average of .182, which will not improve his chances of making the Angels roster. If Calhoun does not secure a roster spot with the Angels, his professional career could be nearing an end.

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