Ankle sprain sends Angels' Calhoun to DL

The Sports NetworkApril 16, 2014 

Anaheim, CA ( - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim placed Kole Calhoun on the 15-day disabled list prior to Wednesday's game with the Oakland Athletics, becoming the team's second starting outfielder to be sidelined in the past week.

Calhoun turned his right ankle after crossing first base while grounding out during the 11th inning of Tuesday's 10-9 loss to the A's.

The 26-year-old lands on the DL just seven days after slugger Josh Hamilton tore a ligament in his left thumb while diving head-first into first base in a game against Seattle.

Calhoun hit three home runs with six RBI while batting .250 through the first 14 games of this season, but was on a 7-for-15 tear and had three hits -- including a two-run homer -- on Tuesday.

Veteran outfielder Brennan Boesch had his contract purchased from Triple-A Salt Lake to fill the available roster spot.

Boesch, a .260 hitter with 45 homers and 183 RBI over 403 career major league games with Detroit and the New York Yankees, was batting .250 with a pair of homers and nine RBI in 13 games with Salt Lake. The 29-year-old signed a minor league contract with the Angels in January.

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