Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Kole Calhoun has hamstring surgery

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Kole Calhoun (56) rounds third before scoring ahead of Eduardo Escobar (5) against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at Chase Field in Phoenix April 13, 2021. Athletics Vs Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Kole Calhoun is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery on his hamstring, general manager Mike Hazen said Friday.

Calhoun injured his left hamstring Tuesday in a win over the San Diego Padres. The injury halted a strong start to the season for the 33-year-old Calhoun, who was hitting .292 with three doubles, two homers and five RBIs in 13 games.

An extended absence for Calhoun likely means a more prominent role for Daulton Varsho, one of the team’s top prospects for the past several years. The 24-year-old Varsho struggled last season in his first taste of the big leagues, hitting .188 (19-for-101) with three homers and nine RBIs in 37 games in 2020.

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–Field Level Media