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Twelve-Year Major League Veteran Announces His Retirement After Very Solid Career

After playing for four different teams in a 12-year span, veteran outfielder Kole Calhoun has announced his retirement.

After playing for four different teams in a 12-year career, veteran outfielder Kole Calhoun has announced his retirement at the age of 36.

Calhoun made his major league debut in 2012 at the age of 24 and continued until last year, when he played 43 games for the Cleveland Guardians.

All in all, he spent eight years with the Los Angeles Angels, two with the Arizona Diamondbacks, one with the Texas Rangers and one with the Guardians.

Calhoun made the announcement on his personal channels and the message was relayed by "Angels News" on social media:

Former Angels Update: OF Kole Calhoun has retired from the game of Baseball. Calhoun, an 8th round draft pick by the Angels in 2010’ ended up playing 12 years in the majors. He played for the Angels from 2012-2019 and won a Gold Glove in 2015. Thank you @KoleCalhoun!

Calhoun had a very solid and productive career overall, playing in more than 100 games during seven seasons (he also played in 54 games during the COVID-shortened 2020 season). He hit at least 18 home runs or more in five different seasons, including a career-high 33 during the 2019 season with the Angels.

In total, he retires with 179 homers and 582 RBI. He also stole 34 bases and was part of the 2014 Angels' team that got to the playoffs before losing against the Kansas City Royals in the ALDS.

Calhoun was a lifetime .242 hitter who had a .315 on-base percentage. In addition to winning a Gold Glove, he had a good throwing arm as well.

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