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Sports Minute: Rangers' Calhoun hit in mouth by fastball, taken to hospital

6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Sunday, March 08 2020 Mar 8, 2020 March 08, 2020 4:09 PM March 08, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun was hit in the mouth by a fastball Sunday and taken to a hospital. The left-handed hitting Calhoun crumbled after being struck in the jaw by a fastball from Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias in the first inning of a spring training game. Calhoun fell on his back, put his hands over his face and was eventually carried off on a cart. The Rangers said he was taken to a hospital. A fourth-round pick by the Dodgers in 2015, Calhoun was acquired by Texas in a trade for Yu Darvish in 2017 and established himself in the Rangers' lineup last year.

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