Kole Calhoun considers the possible end of his Angels career

first_imgANAHEIM — Kole Calhoun stood in the Angels clubhouse in full uniform, long after most of his teammates had already changed into T-shirts and shorts or even street clothes. His uniform was still covered in dirt from his headfirst slide home with the Angels final run of a disappointing season.For Calhoun, it may have been his final moment in the only uniform he’s ever known.“I can’t say that I haven’t thought about it,” Calhoun said. “Coming off the field that ninth inning, that could be the last time. Yeah, I’ve definitely thought about it. We’ll see what happens, though.”The Angels hold a $14 million option on Calhoun for 2020, with a $1 million buyout. They have to decide within five days of the end of the World Series. Although it’s not certain, they are expected to decline the option to use those resources to add pitching. Even if they do decline the option, it’s possible they could still bring back Calhoun back at a lesser salary. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield “If that was it, this has been a helluva ride,” Calhoun said. “It really has. I’ve been with this organization for 10 years and they made a dream come true and gave me a chance to go out and play everyday. I couldn’t be more grateful.”Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Calhoun said he appreciated the comments he heard from the fans and a few signs. He wasn’t sure if Manager Brad Ausmus would pull him from the game early, so he took each at-bat as if it might be his last.“You are not human if the thought doesn’t cross your mind that this could be it,” Calhoun said. “Even driving here this morning. Walking away from here today, could be the last time. It’s kind of special. Looking back over these last 10 years, they have been the best 10 years of my life.”ALSOTommy La Stella got a hit in four trips to the plate, finishing 1 for 8 in the two games he played after missing nearly three months with a broken leg. La Stella, who made the All-Star team for the first time, finished his season with a .295 average, 16 homers and an .832 OPS. …The Angels finished with an attendance of 3,019,012. It was their 17th straight year drawing 3 million fans. Only the Angels and New York Yankees have reached that mark each year since 2003. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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