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Alberto Callaspo | Second Baseman

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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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. Dec 15 - 6:42 PM

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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.
Dec 9 - 1:07 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.
Nov 30 - 9:01 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.
Aug 24 - 11:15 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.
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Phil Gosselin
3Jose Peraza
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kyle Kubitza
LF1Evan Gattis
2Ryan Doumit
3Zoilo Almonte
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Jose Constanza
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Shelby Miller
4Alex Wood
5David Hale
6Tyrell Jenkins
7Williams Perez
8Yean Carlos Gil
9Chien-Ming Wang
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Jason Grilli
3David Carpenter
4James Russell
5Shae Simmons
6Luis Avilan
7Juan Jaime
8Chasen Shreve
9Jim Johnson
10Arodys Vizcaino
11Michael Kohn
12Ian Thomas
13Brandon Cunniff
14Donnie Veal