Reports: Diamondbacks agree to deal with OF Calhoun

Field Level Media

December 24, 2019 at 6:19 pm.

Outfielder Kole Calhoun agreed to a two-year, guaranteed $16 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

Calhoun, 32, became a free agent when the Los Angeles Angels declined his $14 million option for 2020 and paid a $1 million buyout. He batted .232 and hit 33 home runs with 74 RBIs for the Angels in 2019.

In eight major league seasons, all with the Angels, Calhoun has batted .249 with 140 home runs and 451 RBIs. He was a Gold Glove Award winner in right field in 2015.

Calhoun will earn $6 million in 2020 and $8 million in 2021, with a $2 million buyout attached to a $9 million option for 2022, according to the reports. A native of the Phoenix suburb of Buckeye, Ariz., Calhoun attended Arizona State before he was an eighth-round draft pick in 2010.