Source: Angels, Calhoun avoid arbitration with $3.4M deal

Kole Calhoun. (LM Otero/AP)

ANAHEIM, Calif. — A person with knowledge of the deal says Gold Glove right fielder Kole Calhoun has avoided an arbitration hearing with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a $3.4 million, one-year contract.

The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because it hadn’t been announced.

Calhoun asked for $3.9 million when the sides exchanged proposed salaries Jan. 15, and the Angels offered $2.35 million. The agreement is $275,000 above the midpoint.

Calhoun won his first Gold Glove last season and established himself as a solid big league regular, batting .256 with 26 homers and 83 RBIs. He was the final Angels player in arbitration after right-hander Garrett Richards agreed to a deal last week.

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