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D-backs sign Calhoun to 2-year deal

@_dadler
December 30, 2019

The D-backs have agreed to a two-year deal with free-agent outfielder Kole Calhoun with a club option for 2022, the team announced on Monday. Terms of the contract were not announced, but a source told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi that Calhoun's contract with Arizona is for $16 million guaranteed and

The D-backs have agreed to a two-year deal with free-agent outfielder Kole Calhoun with a club option for 2022, the team announced on Monday.

Terms of the contract were not announced, but a source told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi that Calhoun's contract with Arizona is for $16 million guaranteed and the 2022 club option is worth $9 million, with a $2 million buyout.

Calhoun hit .232 with a career-high 33 home runs and 74 RBIs in 152 games for the Angels last season, a nice bounce-back year after he struggled in 2018.

The 32-year-old right fielder is a clear fit for the D-backs, who needed a corner outfielder after they non-tendered Steven Souza Jr. at the beginning of December. Arizona left fielder David Peralta also battled injuries in 2019.

Calhoun hit at least 17 home runs in each of his six full seasons with the Angels, with a .745 OPS over that span.

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.