ATLANTA — Thursday was determination working day for the Giants with outfielder Steven Duggar, whose rehab assignment attained its 20-working day restrict, and they reportedly chose to trade the homegrown outfielder to the Texas Rangers.
The Giants traded Duggar for fellow still left-handed-hitting outfielder Willie Calhoun in a swap with the Texas Rangers, according to Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic. The club has not still announced any official moves.
In 14 online games at Triple-A Sacramento, Duggar was batting .204/.264/.286 with a residence operate and a double. He hadn’t appeared in a video game with the Giants considering the fact that he strained his oblique in an at-bat towards the Mets on April 21.
Despite the fact that he performed a sizeable position on the crew that won 107 video games very last season, his spot on the roster was usurped by Luis González, a late-time waiver claim previous 12 months who has amazed at the plate. González does not pretty present the exact same baserunning and defensive capabilities as Duggar but he is an MLB average runner and can participate in all three outfield places and has verified to be an update at the plate.
The Giants drafted Duggar in the sixth round of the 2015 draft, and he created his MLB debut in 2018, producing him one particular of the longest-tenured players in the corporation.
But in return, they get a player who can assert local ties: Calhoun, 27, is a graduate of Benicia Higher School.
Calhoun had his very best displaying in the majors as a 24-calendar year-outdated in 2019, when he batted .269/.323/.524 with 21 residence operates in 309 at-bats. But he has struggled to get back that variety considering that, showing in 18 online games this season with only six hits in 44 at-bats (a .136 average).
Calhoun has just one alternative year remaining, indicating the Giants can assign him to Triple-A Sacramento.