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Alberto Callaspo | Second Baseman

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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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. Aug 24 - 11:15 PM

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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.
Jul 27 - 3:42 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.
Jul 26 - 8:56 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.
Jul 23 - 7:20 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.
Jul 22 - 7:23 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.
Jul 20 - 2:11 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.
Jul 12 - 8:29 PM

Athletics placed INF Alberto Callaspo on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

Callaspo was originally expected to avoid the disabled list but the A's have now decided to rest him through the All-Star break. Andy Parrino was called up from Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding move.
Jul 12 - 5:42 PM

Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) is expected to avoid the disabled list, but is unlikely to return to the Athletics lineup over the weekend.

Callaspo sustained the injury while running to first base during his first at-bat on Friday. The veteran infielder is confident that his hamstring strain isn't serious and that he'll be able to return to the lineup after the All-Star break.
Jul 12 - 10:27 AM

Alberto Callaspo was removed from Friday's contest against the Mariners with a strained right hamstring.

Callaspo sustained the injury while hustling down the first base line during his only at-bat of the night. The injury doesn't sound serious, so consider the valuable utility man day-to-day.
Jul 11 - 11:30 PM

Alberto Callaspo was forced to leave Friday's game against the Mariners in the second inning due to an apparent hamstring injury.

He appeared to suffer the injury while running to first base during his first at-bat. He was replaced defensively at first base by Nate Freiman, who would be in line for more playing time should Callaspo be forced to miss any significant amount of time. The A's should have an update on his status shortly.
Jul 11 - 10:49 PM

Alberto Callaspo finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in a win over the Giants on Monday.

This was a much needed positive showing from a player who had hit the skids since the last day of June, slashing .080/.077/.120 in 26 plate appearances over his past seven games. Callaspo will have to continue hitting to hold onto his second base gig. He's slashing .236/.314/.310 overall to go with three homers and 29 RBI.
Jul 8 - 1:23 AM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin confirmed on Saturday that Alberto Callaspo has taken over as the team's primary second baseman.

Callaspo has seized the job with a .390/.435/.439 batting line over his last 11 games. "He's made his own opportunities," Melvin said of Callaspo. "He's swung the bat better, his defense looks a lot better. A guy who played some middle infield almost exclusively early in his career seems like he's getting acclimated to it again after playing third base for a number of years. ... Based on the fact he's had really good at-bats, consistent at-bats, he's warranted the at-bats he's getting right now."
Jun 29 - 11:22 AM

Athletics activated INF Alberto Callaspo from the paternity leave list.

Callaspo missed the A's weekend series with the Yankees for the birth of his third child. The 31-year-old utility infielder is batting .218/.314/.299 this season.
Jun 16 - 1:56 PM

Athletics placed INF Alberto Callaspo on the paternity leave list.

He'll miss the weekend series with the Yankees because he is having his third child. Andy Parrino has taken Callaspo's spot on the roster.
Jun 13 - 4:28 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Geovany Soto
3Bryan Anderson
1B1Brandon Moss
2Stephen Vogt
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Sam Fuld
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1John Jaso
2Kyle Blanks
3Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Fernando Abad
6Dan Otero
7Jorge De Leon
8Evan Scribner
9Fernando Rodriguez
10Drew Pomeranz