ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun has been cleared to resume baseball activities after recovering from surgery due to a broken jaw he suffered on March 8th.

Calhoun announced the news via his twitter account:

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Calhoun began light physical activity last week and it appears the 25-year-old has now been cleared to ramp up his activity as the MLB waits to start the season.

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Calhoun had surgery on the jaw by reconstruction surgery specialist Dr. Steven Wiener. During the surgery, Calhoun had a plate inserted to stabilize his fractured jaw. The surgery was required after being hit by the 95-mph fastball from Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias, a former minor-league teammate, and friend of Calhoun’s.

Calhoun was expected to be a huge part of the Rangers this season after the team traded away outfielders Delino DeShields and Nomar Mazara in the offseason. A former Dodgers prospect who came to Texas as part of the Yu Darvish trade in July of 2017. Last season, he enjoyed a bit of a breakout with the Rangers, as he batted .269/.323/.524 with 21 home runs in 83 games.

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He was set to have a big season before the injury and opening day was delayed indefinitely.