Kole Calhoun out until at least Friday with calf injury

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Kole Calhoun has been out of the Angels’ starting lineup since Saturday with tightness in his right calf. He was able to pinch hit on Monday in Arlington, Texas — and even roped an RBI single — but the calf apparently didn’t respond too well to that.

Calhoun is out again Tuesday and told MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez that he doesn’t think he’ll be able to return to action until Friday, at the earliest. “It’s not there yet,” said the Angels’ regular leadoff man.

Erick Aybar is at the top of Anaheim’s batting order on Tuesday night against the Rangers and Collin Cowgill is playing right field.

Calhoun, 27, batted .272/.325/.450 with 17 home runs, 58 RBI, and 90 runs in 127 games last season.