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Angels' Kole Calhoun is proving himself worthy of a full-time role
Angels' Kole Calhoun is proving himself worthy of a full-time role

Managers don't like to tinker with platoons that are working, but sometimes players can mash their way into full-time roles, as Kole Calhoun is doing with the Angels. Calhoun has shared right field — and the leadoff spot — with Collin Cowgill, whose .837 on-base-plus-slugging percentage against left-handers is one reason the Angels have a much better record against left-handed starters this season (20-14) than they did last season (18-26). But the left-handed-hitting Calhoun has been on a tear since May 29, hitting .367 (47 for 128) in 36 games, including a four-hit night Thursday, and scoring a major league-high 36 runs in that span. Calhoun had a modest game by his...

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