The San Francisco Giants acquired Willie Calhoun on Thursday, sending outfielder Steven Duggar to Texas for the outfielder who was the main return for the Rangers when they traded pitcher Yu Darvish five years ago.
It will be a homecoming for Calhoun, and a move he requested after being sent to the minors on May 1. The 27-year-old was born in the East Bay city of Vallejo and attended Benicia High School.
"We wish Willie the best in his opportunity with San Francisco,'' Rangers president Jon Daniels said. "It's a fresh start for him, as well as being close to home.''
San Francisco also receives cash in the deal.