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Kole Calhoun out 4-6 weeks with ligament sprain in ankle

Apr 16, 2014, 8:54 PM EDT

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The Angels are down another starting outfielder.

Josh Hamilton is likely to be sidelined through most of May with a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and now beat writer Jeff Fletcher at the Orange County Register reports that Kole Calhoun will miss the next 4-6 weeks with what Angels manager Mike Scioscia called a “bad ligament sprain” in his right ankle.

Calhoun suffered the injury on Tuesday night when he hit first base awkwardly while running down the line on an 11th-inning groundout. He had to be carried off the field and the Angels placed him on the disabled list Wednesday morning.

Calhoun, 26, was sporting a .797 OPS with three home runs and two stolen bases through 14 games this season as Anaheim’s primary right fielder and leadoff man. Hamilton had a 1.286 OPS through eight games and was on pace for a big bounceback campaign after his disappointing showing in 2013.

At least Mike Trout is healthy. Let that sentence not be a bad omen.

  1. nymets4ever - Apr 16, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Good news – I heard they vetoed that bill that says every Angels article in the known Universe must mention Mike Trout in some way.

    • infieldhit - Apr 17, 2014 at 1:11 AM

      But Drew did forget to mention how many more years and dollars are remaining on Pujols’s contract.

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