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Alberto Callaspo | Designated Hitter

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Alberto Callaspo went 2-for-4 with his first home run of the year in the A's win over the Indians in game one of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Callaspo took Corey Kluber deep in the third inning, a two-run shot that gave the A's a 5-0 advantage. The third baseman also scored twice in the game, his first start of the season. He'll likely play all over the diamond this season in his role as a utility infielder. Apr 2 - 8:08 PM

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Alberto Callaspo will start for the Athletics at first base against left-handed pitchers.

Callaspo had never played first base before this spring, but he's taken to the position quickly. "He's done some hard work and drills out there," said manager Bob Melvin. Callaspo will also serve as a backup at both second and third base. Daric Barton will see the lion's share of time at first base against righties, with Brandon Moss also starting there on occasion when he's not in the DH spot.
Mar 25 - 6:29 PM

Alberto Callaspo went 2-for-3 and scored a pair of runs in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Rockies.

Callaspo got the start at second base in this one, but is expected to see time all over the field for the A's this season. Unless he finds his way into a full-time role however, his value is limited to AL-only formats.
Mar 8 - 8:19 PM

Alberto Callaspo will start at first base in Friday's Cactus League game.

Callaspo has mostly played second and third base during his career, but A's manager Bob Melvin wants to test his versatility. He could be a right-handed alternative to Brandon Moss at first base.
Mar 6 - 4:15 PM

Alberto Callaspo could see some playing time at first base in the next few days.

Callaspo has played mostly at second and third base throughout his career, but he could be a possible right-handed option to Brandon Moss at first base. The A's obviously want to test him during exhibition action before committing to the idea.
Mar 5 - 11:57 AM

Alberto Callaspo singled twice and drove in a run in three at-bats Wednesday as the Athletics defeated the Giants 10-5.

Callaspo drove in Yoenis Cespedes in the first inning, the third of the Athletics' four runs in the frame. Callaspo has played mostly at second and third base throughout his career, but manager Bob Melvin intends to give Callaspo some playing time at first base throughout the season.
Feb 26 - 6:23 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that Alberto Callaspo will likely see some time at first base next season.

Callaspo shared time at second base after coming over from the Angels this past season, but the Athletics are looking to expand his versatility. Brandon Moss will likely get the majority of the playing time at first base once again.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 03:33:00 PM

Alberto Callaspo is playing second base for the A's in Game 5 of the ALDS on Thursday against the Tigers.

It's his first start of the series. The full Oakland lineup: Coco Crisp CF, Josh Donaldson 3B, Jed Lowrie SS, Yoenis Cespedes LF, Seth Smith DH, Brandon Moss 1B, Alberto Callaspo 2B, Josh Reddick RF, Stephen Vogt C. Sonny Gray will be on the mound as the Athletics try to advance to an ALCS matchup with the Red Sox.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 03:51:00 PM

Alberto Callaspo went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI in Saturday's win over the Twins.

The four hits matched a career-high. Callaspo smacked an RBI single in the first inning, a two-run homer in the second inning, and then singled in the seventh and eighth innings. The A's magic number is down to one.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 09:07:00 PM

Alberto Callaspo is out of the starting lineup on Wednesday versus Minnesota.

Callaspo hit his seventh home run of the season against the Twins on Tuesday, but he'll get a rest 24 hours later. He's batting .269 in 104 at-bats since coming over via trade from the Angels. Eric Sogard will make the start at second base.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 03:02:00 PM

Alberto Callaspo hit his seventh home run of the season against the Twins on Tuesday.

Callaspo's two-run shot off Twins starter Liam Hendriks in the fifth inning gave the A's a 2-1 lead, a lead they would eventually lose. The home run was the third baseman's second since coming to the A's at the trade deadline. Callaspo has hit .269 in 104 at-bats since the trade.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 12:37:00 AM

Alberto Callaspo finished 2-for-4 with two RBI in the A's win over the Blue Jays on Monday.

Callaspo's two-run double in the top of the ninth inning gave the Athletics a lead that they would not relinquish. Callaspo has five doubles in his last five games.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 03:21:00 PM

Alberto Callaspo (forearm) returned to the Athletics' lineup Saturday.

Callaspo missed two games due to a left forearm contusion, but it was never a major concern. He should continue to platoon with Eric Sogard at second base now that he's healthy.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 11:24:00 AM

Alberto Callaspo (forearm) says he feels fine and will be available Friday against the Blue Jays.

Callaspo left Wednesday's game with a left forearm contusion, but it's not expected to be a lingering issue. He's not in the lineup Friday, but should be available off the bench.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 04:04:00 PM

Alberto Callaspo expects to return to the A's starting lineup for Friday's series opener in Toronto.

Callaspo was removed from Wednesday's series finale in Cincinnati after suffering a left forearm contusion on a collision at home plate. It's not a serious concern.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 04:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Derek Norris
1B1Daric Barton
2B1Eric Sogard
2Alberto Callaspo
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Jake Elmore
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3A.J. Griffin
4Dan Straily
5Jesse Chavez
6Tommy Milone
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Sean Doolittle
5Dan Otero
6Eric O'Flaherty
7Drew Pomeranz
8Fernando Abad
9Fernando Rodriguez