Diamondbacks News: Arizona Gets Good News on Kole Calhoun Injury Update

The Arizona Diamondbacks have received good news on the latest Kole Calhoun injury update.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have received good news on the latest Kole Calhoun injury update. / G Fiume/Getty Images

There haven't been a lot of bright spots for the Arizona Diamondbacks and their fans during the 2021 MLB season. The Diamondbacks sit at the bottom of the league with a 22-58 record and probably should start looking forward to next season considering how they're 25.0 games back of the final National League Wild Card spot. However, in a campaign filled with negativity, Arizona actually got some good news regarding a certain injury update on Monday.

After undergoing hamstring surgery in April, Diamondbacks right fielder Kole Calhoun began his rehab assignment on Monday. The news gets even better as the 33-year-old veteran actually had an impressive showing in his first game with Triple-A Reno.

Kole Calhoun Injury Update

Calhoun registered 3 at-bats in his first game with the Reno Aces on Monday, ending the night with 2 home runs and 3 RBI. The Diamondbacks should love the fact that the former Gold Glove winner certainly didn't look like he'd been out of action for two months.

As the Diamondbacks continue being basement-dwellers, they could be sellers ahead of the July 30 MLB trade deadline. With Calhoun being in the final year of his two-year, $16 million contract, he could end up being one of the pieces traded next month. Yes, he does have a club option for the 2022 season, but there's no guarantee that the Diamondbacks will want to keep him around, especially as he approaches his mid-30s.

Until then, Calhoun and the Diamondbacks should remain focused on his recovery as they figure out when he'll be ready to return to the show.

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