Willie Calhoun is headed to Triple A Nashville for the same reason the Texas Rangers sent him there at the end of spring training.
They have too many outfielders, too many left-handed-hitting outfielders, and not playing regularly doesn’t serve him well.
Delino DeShields has more utility because of his speed and defensive prowess, not to mention a .326 batting average since June 2, so he stuck on the Rangers’ roster Tuesday as Hunter Pence was reinstated from the 10-day injured list.
Calhoun was not pleased with the decision, as was the case in March.
“I mean, I’ve helped the team win, so I don’t know what else I would have had to have done,” he said.
But while it appears things haven’t changed, they have.
There were other players in the debate on who should be sent down, including right fielder Nomar Mazara. In his fourth big-league season, albeit at 24, the Rangers need to see more from him.