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Alberto Callaspo | Third Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Dodgers acquired INF Alberto Callaspo, LHP Eric Stults, LHP Ian Thomas, and RHP Juan Jaime from the Braves for 3B Juan Uribe and RHP Chris Withrow.
Callaspo initially rejected this trade, but he was paid a stipend to accept it a few hours after that decision. The 32-year-old infielder owns a rough .265/.328/.366 batting line in over 1,000 career major league games. He doesn't project to play very often in Los Angeles. May 27 - 4:53 PM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Alberto Callaspo has rejected a trade to the Dodgers.

Juan Uribe and others would have been sent to the Braves in the proposed deal. However, Callaspo has the ability to veto a trade until June 15 since he signed with the Braves as a free agent over the winter. He ultimately chose to use that right. Callaspo figures to be designated for assignment when Chris Johnson comes off the DL later this week and he'll be able to sign with any team at the major league minimum once he hits free agency.
May 26 - 12:47 PM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez revealed after Monday's game that Alberto Callaspo was scratched because the club is in the process of trying to trade him.

There had been speculation that he could be designated for assignment, but evidently the Braves might find a taker for him. They'll surely have to eat a good portion of what remains of Callaspo's $3 million salary for this season. The veteran infielder has just three hits in his last 53 at-bats to drop his season average to .206.
May 25 - 11:21 PM

MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that Alberto Callaspo may be designated for assignment.

The Braves didn't give a reason for scratching Callaspo from Monday's lineup, but Bowman is hearing it could be because his time with the club is coming to an end. The veteran infielder has just three hits in his last 53 at-bats to drop his season average to .206. He was signed to a $3 million contract over the offseason.
May 25 - 9:34 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mat Latos
5Alex Wood
6Carlos Frias
7Hyun-Jin Ryu
8Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Luis Avilan
7Juan Nicasio
8Jim Johnson