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Prospect from Darvish deal making Texas debut — Return for Yu

Texas Rangers' Willie Calhoun follows through on a run-scoring single off a pitch from Seattle Mariners' Marco Gonzales in the second inning of a baseball game as catcher Mike Zunino watches Tuesday Sept. 12 2017 in Arlington Texas. The Ran Rangers OF Willie Calhoun laces RBI single in 1st MLB AB
Alejandro Castrejon | Setiembre 14, 2017, 01:24

Calhoun was one of the main players traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Texas Rangers in a deal that sent longtime Rangers' pitcher Yu Darvish to Los Angeles.

"You don't think about it", Calhoun said in August. Ross, signed as a free agent last winter, missed the first 2 1/2 months of the season recovering from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and was out another 2 1/2 weeks because of a blister on his right index finger.

Texas released right-hander Tyson Ross (3-3, 7.71 ERA) to make room on the 40-man roster.

Playing for Triple-A teams Oklahoma City in the Dodgers system and the Round Rock Express in the Rangers system, Calhoun had a successful 2017 season. Even some of his BP swings came with some discomfort.

Plus, part-time left fielder Joey Gallo is needed in the infield with third baseman Adrian Beltre (left hamstring strain) and first baseman Mike Napoli (left ankle) both banged up. He also joined the 3,000-hit club in late July.

"If it was August, he'd still be on the DL", general manager Jon Daniels said. "Yeah, you see it and read it everyday, but there's nothing you can do about it so you can't put much thought into it. You just got to go out there and do your job on the field every day". "I mean anybody who plays the game that is their dream, to play in the major leagues", Calhoun said. He batted a combined.300 with 31 home runs and 93 RBIs.

But his surprise early return now means help for the stretch run as the Rangers remain within striking distance of the second AL wild-card spot. "Our people feel like this guy has an opportunity to hit at this level".