Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun had an MRI on his right hip flexor this morning, the team said. Calhoun left yesterday’s game as a precautionary measure after feeling tightness, and after he reported it was sore today, the team ordered the evaluation.
Calhoun is currently expected to be the team’s Opening Day left fielder, though with the season starting in 10 days and Calhoun having a sore hip, it is possible he won’t be quite ready to go when the season begins. With a 30 man roster for the first two weeks, Calhoun could start the season on the roster even if he may not be ready to go for a few days.
If Calhoun is not ready to go when the season starts, I would expect Nick Solak to be the everyday left fielder until he is ready.
In more positive news, Robinson Chirinos, who left the game yesterday after rolling his ankle, is reportedly feeling better and it does not sound like that should be a significant issue going forward.