Arlington, Texas – The Texas Rangers announced today that the club has acquired defensive back Stephen Duggar (aka DUH-ger) from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for defensive back Willie Calhoun and financial considerations.
Duggar has been activated from the infected list for 60 days. To make way for Duggar on the club’s 40-man roster, right-handed bowler Spencer Patton was assigned the task. Rangers will take another step to include Duggar in the active 26-player roster when he reports to the club.
Duggar has been on the injured 60-day list for the Giants since April 22 with the strain tilted to the left. The 28-year-old hit .194 (7-36) with 3 doubles and 4 RBI in 12 games for San Francisco before being put on the hit list, his fifth consecutive season to watch league games with the Giants (2018-22). The left-handed batting and right-handed thrower has average lifetime numbers of 0.242, 14 home runs, 87 RBI, and 18 base steals over 254 MLB competitions, making the center start (151), right (37), and leaving Field (4) jobs.
Duggar spent his entire eight-year career with the Giants smashing .287/ .378/ .426/ .804 (404-1409) with 26 home runs and 155 RBI in 362 games in the minor leagues, incl. 204 (10-49), one round, and 5 RBI in 14 appearances as part of an injury rehabilitation mission with Triple-A Sacramento this month. The South Carolina native was selected by San Francisco in the sixth round of the 2015 MLB Draft from Clemson University, where he was a teammate of Rangers Eli White for several seasons (2014-15).
Calhoun has been on Triple-A Round Rock since being picked up by the Rangers after the club’s May 1 game against Atlanta. He was assigned the mission on June 5 and assigned directly to Round Rock on June 10. Calhoun hit .136 in 18 games with the Texans this season and spent his entire Major League career with Rangers, hitting .241 with 32 home points and 103. RBI over six seasons from 2017 to 22.
Patton deployed a 3.86 ERA (3 ER/7.0 IP) during 7 relief outings during his only time with Texas from April 9-21. He was on the Rangers injured roster for 10 days from April 22 to May 10 with a right-slant strain before being brought back and selected to join Round Rock (AAA) on May 11. to the minor leagues.
After today’s transactions, Rangers remain at the 40-player limit on the Major League roster, along with two players (Jonathan Hernandez and Eli White) on the injured list for 60 days.