The Angels have signed outfielder Kole Calhoun to a three-year extension, according to a club announcement. The deal will guarantee $26 million and includes a $14 million club option or $1 million buyout for 2020, according to a major-league source.
Calhoun will receive $6 million in 2017, $8.5 million in 2018 and $10.5 million in 2019, a source told SB Nation. The deal could max out at $39 million over four years if the option is exercised.
The deal covers Calhoun’s final three arbitration seasons, with the option giving the Angels control over one free-agent season. Calhoun joins Mike Trout (through 2020), Andrelton Simmons (through 2020) and Albert Pujols (2021) as Angels who are locked in with the club for years to come.
Calhoun has established himself as a solid right-field option for the Halos, hitting .266/.328/.436 with 69 home runs over five seasons with the club. He hit .271/.348/.438 with 18 homers in 157 games in 2016.
Calhoun had already agreed to a one-year, $6.35 million deal to avoid arbitration, but today’s extension will replace that deal. Calhoun made $3.4 million in 2016.