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18 Alberto Callaspo 1B
Height/Weight: 5-9/225 | Birthdate: 4/19/1983 | Birthplace: Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Oakland | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $4,100,000 | Owned/Started%: 11/7 | Average Draft Position: 280.57
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Alberto Callaspo hits way into starting spot Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) The loss of Coco Crisp to a wrist ailment and his own hot hitting has earned Alberto Callaspo the start Wednesday at designated hitter for the Athletics.

Callaspo, who has expressed his desire to be given more playing time and has just nine at-bats in three games played this season, has made the most of his opportunities. He is batting .444 with one home run and three RBI.


Alberto Callaspo part of first-base platoon


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday infielder Alberto Callaspo will be part of the first-base platoon in 2014, per the San Francisco Chronicle. He's expected to start there against left-handed pitchers.

Bad back makes Alberto Callaspo questionable at first base


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Athletics second baseman Alberto Callaspo is slated to make his debut at first base Friday against Arizona, but his ailing back will be monitored, per the Bay Area News Group.

Callaspo could receive some time this season at first in a platoon situation, but his power numbers suggest he is not ideal for a corner position. He has never hit more than 11 home runs in a season and has not driven in more than 58 in any season since 2010.


Alberto Callaspo working out at first base


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) The Athletics are working out second baseman Alberto Callaspo at first base and he'll make an appearance in a game at the position soon, the Bay Area News Group reports.

"There's nothing he does baseball skill-wise that suggests he couldn't (play first base),'' manager Bob Melvin said. "He's got terrific hands ... he's played on the corner on the other side as well as in the middle. As far as the skill set goes, there's no reason he shouldn't be able to be a very good first baseman.''

Callaspo could serve as a right-handed compliment at first base if the team chooses to send Nate Freiman down.


Alberto Callaspo could play some first base


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo could see some time at first base during spring games, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Callaspo will be considered as a potential platoon bat at the position. The team is set to use Brandon Moss at first, but he's been used primarily as a platoon hitter over his career. Callaspo could be used against lefties. 


Alberto Callaspo starting at second


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2013) Athletics second baseman Alberto Callaspo will get the start at second base Game 5 against the Tigers.

Eric Sogard started Game 4, but was removed for Callaspo in the eighth inning. Callaspo hit .258/.333/.369 in 453 at-bats in the regular season. He'll hit seventh against Justin Verlander.


Alberto Callaspo could draw Game 5 start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2013) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo could start at second base in Thursday's decisive Game 5 of the American League Division Series against the Tigers, MLB.com reports.

"The balance always with him is can you pick a spot in a game where it's a leverage situation and you know you're going to get your matchup with him," manager Bob Melvin told MLB.com Wednesday. "He hits well both left- and right-handed, so that's what we weigh because we typically make in-game moves and he's a big part of those. There is definitely a chance that he could start. If not, you may look at him the same as we always do, looking to put him in in a big spot. I don't look to any other changes."

Callaspo is 1 for 3 in the series after making pinch-hitting appearances in the eighth innings of Games 1, 2 and 4. Eric Sogard, the team's starter at second base in the first four games of the series, is 0 for 9 with one walk while batting ninth in each game.


Alberto Callaspo homers in four-hit performance


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2013) Athletics second baseman Alberto Callaspo smacked his ninth home run as part of a 4-for-5 performance in his team's 9-1 win over the Twins Saturday.

Callaspo has continued to show improvement during his time with Oakland, hitting .277/.359/.416 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 137 at-bats since coming over from the Angels. He's just two homers shy of matching his career high, set in 2009 with the Royals.


Alberto Callaspo hits seventh home run


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2013) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo hit his seventh home run in Tuesday's loss to Minnesota.

Callaspo finished 1 for 4 with the two-run shot. The home run marked just his second since coming over to the Athletics at the trading deadline. Callaspo is hitting .256/.333/.359.

Albert Callaspo continues to excel with A's


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2013) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo served as the designated hitter Wednesday and continued his hot performance with his new team, going 3 for 5 with one run and one RBI in his team's 14-4 win.

Since joining Oakland at the end of July, Callaspo is 21 of 66 with one home run, eight RBI and 10 walks. He owns a stellar 32:44 K:BB ratio while hitting .262/.339/.362 with six home runs and 45 RBI in 362 at-bats between the Angels and A's.


Alberto Callaspo playing DH Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2013) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo will serve as the team's designated hitter Wednesday.

Eric Sogard will start at second in Callaspo's place. Callaspo is hitting .257/.332/.363 in 342 at-bats. 


Alberto Callaspo starts collecting multi-hit games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2013) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo collected three hits for the second time in three games Tuesday against the Mariners. He's managed five multi-hit games in his last 13 appearances (11 starts).

Callaspo is batting .378 (14 for 37) with a .595 slugging percentage, 1.060 OPS, one home run, five doubles and five RBI in his last 13 games.


Alberto Callaspo comes up big


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2013) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo picked up a big hit Monday against the Blue Jays.

Callaspo broke a 1-1 tie in the ninth inning, hitting a two-run single off Casey Janssen. He added another double earlier in the contest, finishing 2 for 4. Callaspo scored one run and notched two RBI. He's hitting .255.


Alberto Callaspo starting at third


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2013) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo will start at third Monday against the Blue Jays.

Callaspo will hit seventh against pitcher J.A. Happ. In 314 at-bats, Callaspo is hitting .252/.324/.350. 


Alberto Callaspo has first two Oakland RBI


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2013) Athletics second baseman Alberto Callaspo had a nice game during a win at Toronto Sunday. Callaspo went 2 for 4 in the game and drove in two runs. 

Callaspo drove in both runs with a double to left field in the eighth inning. That gave the A's a 5-3 lead. Callaspo added a run scored and is batting .252. 

Since coming over the Oakland from the Angels, Callaspo has just five hits in nine games and these were his first two RBI. 


Alberto Callaspo singles in return


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2013) Athletics second baseman Alberto Callaspo returned to action followng an arm injury Saturday against the Blue Jays. Callaspo hit ninth and went 1 for 3 with a walk. 

The second baseman singled and made an error in the field. He's batting .248 on the season for Oakland. 


Alberto Callaspo back in there


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2013) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo returns to action Saturday as he was listed in the lineup for the game at Toronto. Callaspo missed Friday's game due to a left arm injury that was not considered serious. 


Alberto Callaspo sits out Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2013) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo told the San Francisco Chronicle Friday his left arm injury is not an issue at this point, but was out of the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays. He remains day to day, but the injury does not appear serious at this point. 

Alberto Callaspo considered day to day


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2013) The Athletics listed infielder Alberto Callaspo as day to day after he injured his left forearm during Wednesday's game against the Reds. The A's are off Thursday and Callaspo believes he will be ready to play in time for Friday's game at Toronto.

Alberto Callaspo leaves game after colliding with catcher


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2013) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo left Wednesday's game against the Reds with an injury after colliding with Reds catcher Corky Miller during a play at the plate to end the fourth inning. Callaspo got up shaking his left arm as he left the field, and the team announced he was diagnosed with a left forearm contusion.

Callaspo had doubled twice in two at-bats before being replaced by Eric Sogard. Callaspo entered play Wednesday mired in a 0-for-15 slump and recorded his first hits with Oakland since his acquisition from the Angels.


Trade doesn't really increase Alberto Callaspo's value


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2013) Newly acquired Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo will probably love the fact his new home ballpark -- O.co Coliseum -- is very friendly for line-drive hitters. Callaspo's line-drive percentage in 2013 is 25.6 and his career average is 20.4, according to FanGraphs.com.

With that said, this trade really don't boost Callaspo's Fantasy value. In 32 career games at O.co, Callaspo is batting .276 with a .333 slugging percentage, two doubles, two triples and no home runs. 

It seems this move for Oakland is more about Callaspo's defensive presence and versatility. He can play second base, shortstop and third base. He's also spent some time in the outfield. Though, he's primary position with Oakland is expected to be second base, where he has a career .979 fielding percentage in 217 games.

Callaspo's Fantasy value should remain the same. He is just a low-end option in deeper formats.


Alberto Callaspo going to Oakland


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2013) Alberto Callaspo, who was pulled from his game with the Angels earlier Tuesday, is apparently headed to the Oakland Athletics, FOX Sports reports, citing a source. 

Callaspo was linked to the Yankees earlier Tuesday as the trade deadline nears. Callaspo, batting .253 on the season with a .671 OPS, has gone just 4 for 36 (.111) over his last 12 games. Callaspo is not expected to take Josh Donaldson's place for the A's as he'll slide over to second base. 


Yankees speaking with Angels about Alberto Callaspo


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2013) The New York Yankees, in need of third-base help, have been speaking with the Angels regarding Alberto Callaspo, CBS Sports Baseball Insider Danny Knobler reports Tuesday. 

New York has reportedly made nearly everyone available as they are attempting to rework their roster for next season and beyond. 

Callaspo, batting .253 on the season with a .671 OPS, has gone just 4 for 35 (.114) over his last 11 games. That said, he'd still be an upgrade for New York at the hot corner. 


Alberto Callaspo 'quietly' getting job done for Halos


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2013) Angels third baseman Alberto Callaspo entered play Sunday against the Athletics batting .327 in his last 28 games, raising his season average from .233 to .269. He has one home run, four doubles, 13 runs, 14 RBI and nine walks in his last 28 games.

"He's quietly doing what we expected," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said, per MLB.com. "He's started swinging better from the right side. Left-handed he's been hitting the ball to all fields."


Alberto Callaspo's defensive lapses rise in June


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2013) After committing one error through the first two months, Angels third baseman Alberto Callaspo has committed seven errors in June. It's something manager Mike Scioscia has noticed, but doesn't seem overly concerned, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.

"We're seeing some plays he's made that are a little tougher than routine, and he's made them effortlessly in the past, and not quite handled them this year," Scioscia said. "Alberto is a terrific defensive third baseman. You're going to have rough patches in every part of your game."