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Alberto Callaspo | Third Baseman

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Alberto Callaspo had a couple of hits Wednesday and went 4-for-7 in the series against the Marlins.
Callaspo lost the starting job at second he was supposed to have, but manager Fredi Gonzalez made the last minute decision to platoon him with Chris Johnson at third base, restoring his playing time. Even so, Callaspo doesn't really offer much in the way of fantasy value. With such little home run power and no speed, he's just a $1-$2 player in NL-only leagues. Apr 8 - 10:02 PM

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Alberto Callaspo went 2-for-2 with a walk Friday versus the Red Sox.

It's almost certainly too late for Callaspo to salvage the starting job at second base that was practically handed to him when he signed a $3 million contract in December. Still, he'll have a spot on Atlanta's roster, and he's probably more valuable off the bench anyway. Maybe he'll eventually get a chance to start at third if Chris Johnson plays as badly as he did last year.
Mar 27 - 4:26 PM

Alberto Callaspo went 0-for-3, grounded into a double play and committed an error Friday versus the Tigers.

The Braves gave Callaspo $3 million to serve as a stopgap at second base, but he didn't exactly show up to camp in the best shape of his life and now he's started the exhibition season 2-for-20. The Braves could always go in a different direction at second, perhaps with Jace Peterson.
Mar 13 - 5:15 PM

Mark Bowman of MLB.com writes that Alberto Callaspo showed up to camp with an "unimpressive physique."

Callaspo hired a personal trainer over the offseason, but Bowman writes that the infielder "certainly didn't have any reason to come to camp proclaiming that he is in the best shape of his life." The feeling when Callaspo inked a $3 million deal in December was that he'd hold down second base until top prospect Jose Peraza is ready. That might still be the case, but if he has a poor camp he could open the door for Phil Gosselin, Jace Peterson or possibly even Peraza to swoop in and steal the job. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Thursday that the second base competition is "wide open."
Feb 26 - 6:59 PM

Alberto Callaspo is expected to see a lot of playing time at third base this spring.

The assumption was that Callaspo would be the Braves' regular second baseman, but the club wants to keep their options open. If Callaspo and Chris Johnson end up sharing the third base job, Phil Gosselin would likely be the favorite to start at second base. Of course, he would merely be a placeholder until top prospect Jose Peraza is ready for the big leagues.
Feb 18 - 1:55 PM

Braves signed INF Alberto Callaspo to a one-year, $3 million contract.

The deal was reported last week and has now become official. Callaspo struggled in 2014 for the A's, batting .223/.290/.290 with four homers and 39 RBI in 451 plate appearances. He'll serve as the Braves' second baseman until prospect Jose Peraza is deemed major league-ready.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 06:42:00 PM

Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM reports that the Braves are nearing a deal with Alberto Callaspo.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says it's a one-year, $3 million contract. Callaspo can serve as a stopgap for the Braves at second base until 20-year-old infield prospect Jose Peraza is ready for the majors. Callaspo struggled in 2014 for the A's, batting just .223/.290/.290 with four homers and 39 RBI in 451 plate appearances. He is doubtful to suddenly become fantasy-relevant in Atlanta.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 01:07:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Blue Jays have interest in free agent infielder Alberto Callaspo.

He would fill the Jays vacancy at second base. Rosenthal notes that the Jays view the veteran infielder as a potential buy-low, bounceback candidate. The 31-year-old struggled as a member of the Athletics in 2014, slashing a mere .223/.290/.290 with four homers and 39 RBI. His fantasy value remains extremely limited.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 09:01:00 PM

Alberto Callaspo had a big night at the dish in Sunday’s loss to the Angels, going 3-for-4 with a homer, double and two RBI.

Callaspo got the A’s on the board with a two-run blast off Jered Weaver in the seventh inning. With the three-hit attack, he’s now slashing .246/.311/.319 with four homers and 39 RBI in his 354 at-bats on the season.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 11:15:00 PM

Athletics activated INF Alberto Callaspo from the 15-day disabled list.

Callaspo missed the minimum amount of time with a strained right hamstring. Nate Freiman was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento to clear room on the roster.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 03:42:00 PM

Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) will play in a minor league rehab game with High-A Stockton on Saturday.

If all goes well, he's still looking at a return to the Athletics on Sunday. The veteran infielder has been sidelined since July 11 with a strained hamstring.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 08:56:00 AM

A's manager Bob Melvin said Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) could be activated Sunday when first eligible.

It will come right down to the wire, as Tuesday was the first day he was able to take batting practice since being placed on the DL. The veteran infielder may not need a rehab stint before being activated.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 07:20:00 PM

Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) took a successful round of batting practice Tuesday.

It's the first time he's done so since landing on the DL. Callaspo has also done some running, though he's yet to run the bases. He's expected to be activated in the middle of next week if all goes well.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 07:23:00 PM

Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) thinks he'll be ready for activation just a couple days after he's eligible next Sunday.

It's possible that Callaspo will play a few rehab games before the A's activate him. The veteran infielder has been on the shelf since mid-July with a strained right hamstring.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 02:11:00 PM

Alberto Callaspo has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring.

Callaspo was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday evening and could very well be out longer than 15 days. Andy Parrino was called up in a corresponding move to provide the A's with infield depth. Eric Sogard and Nick Punto will be Oakland's primary second basemen.
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 08:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2A.J. Pierzynski
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Jace Peterson
2Alberto Callaspo
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Alex Wood
4Shelby Miller
5Eric Stults
6Michael Foltynewicz
7Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Grilli
2Jim Johnson
3Josh Outman
4Luis Avilan
5Cody Martin
6Andrew McKirahan
7Ian Thomas
8Michael Kohn
9Donnie Veal
10Trevor Cahill
11Arodys Vizcaino
12Shae Simmons