Rangers activate Willie Calhoun, Brock Holt
Willie Calhoun will make his first appearance of the season as the Rangers' designated hitter Saturday night. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Rangers have activated Willie Calhoun and Brock Holt from the injured list, the team announced. Wes Benjamin and Anderson Tejada has been optioned to the Rangers’ alternate site.

Calhoun will make his first appearance of the season as the Rangers' designated hitter Saturday night. He’s looking for a breakout season after struggling to establish himself as an impact bat since his arrival in Texas via the Yu Darvish trade of 2017. The 26-year-old stumbled to more dramatic effect in 2020, slashing just .190/.231/.260 in 108 plate appearances. Holt was off to a strong start through four games after making the Rangers on a minor-league contract. He’ll take back the role of utility infielder from Tejada.

Benjamin has thrown 5 2/3 innings this season, allowing three earned runs on four hits and six walks while striking out five. The 27-year-old Illinois native made his ML debut last season for the Rangers, tossing 22 1/3 innings of 4.84 ERA baseball.

This article first appeared on MLB Trade Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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