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7 Alberto Callaspo 2B
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%: 10/5 | Average Draft Position: 284.57
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Nate Freiman optioned as Alberto Callaspo comes off DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) The Athletics announced prior to Sunday's game at Texas they activated infielder Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) off the 15-day disabled list. First baseman Nate Freiman was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento to clear a roster spot.

Alberto Callaspo goes 1 for 5 in rehab outing Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo went 1 for 5 and scored two runs in his appearance with high Class A Stockton Saturday.

Callaspo has been on the disabled list since July 11 while recovering from a hamstring injury. The team may decide to activate him from the disabled list Sunday.


Alberto Callaspo set for Saturday rehab game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo will play a rehab game Saturday, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Callaspo will play at Class A Stockton. There's a chance he will rejoin the Athletics Sunday. Callaspo is hitting .234/.308/.309 over 282 at-bats. 


Alberto Callaspo could be back by Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo could return as soon as Sunday, according to the Bay Area News Group

Callaspo could go on a quick rehab assignment depending on whether he can avoid any setbacks with his hamstring. Manager Bob Melvin mentioned Sunday as a possible return date for Callaspo. In 282 at-bats, Callaspo is hitting .234/.308/.309.


Alberto Callaspo to take batting practice Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo is set to participate in batting practice Tuesday for the first time since going on the disabled list, the Oakland Tribune reports.

Callaspo added that he is not feeling any hamstring tightness, and that while he has been able to run, he has yet to run the bases. He'll need to go out on a rehab assignment before returning to the team. Callaspo could be back in the Oakland lineup at some point next week.


Alberto Callaspo may need more days to recover from hamstring injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo is eligible to return from the disabled list next week, but believes he'll need a few more days to recover from a hamstring injury, the San Francisco Chronicle reports Sunday. Callaspo, who has been sidelined since July 11, will likely go a on a rehab assignment before he returns.

Alberto Callaspo diagnosed with Grade 2 hamstring strain


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo was diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Callaspo pulled up lame while trying to beat out a grounder Friday night against the Mariners. He is expected to need at least seven days to recover, which is why he was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday.

A's make pair of roster moves Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) The Athletics announced a pair of roster moves prior to Saturday's game against the Mariners in Seattle.

They placed infielder Alberto Callaspo on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring strain. Callaspo left Friday's game against Seattle with the injury, and will need at least seven days to recover, according to the Bay Area News Group. The A's also recalled infielder Andy Parrino from Triple-A Sacramento prior to the game.

Alberto Callaspo's hamstring not a serious issue


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Angels infielder Alberto Callaspo's hamstring injury could keep him out through the remainder of the team's series in Seattle this weekend, but it does not appear to be a long-term issue.

Callaspo told MLB.com after the game Friday he thinks he will be back after the All-Star break, without a trip to the disabled list.  


Alberto Callaspo exits with apparent hamstring injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo was forced out of Friday's game against the Mariners in Seattle with an apparent hamstring injury.

Callaspo pulled up lame while trying to beat out a grounder in the second inning. He was replaced by Nate Freiman at first base. Callaspo is batting .234 with three homers and 31 RBI in 282 at-bats this season. His status remains up in the air for Saturday's game at Safeco Field.

Alberto Callaspo takes over as regular second baseman


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo has taken over as the regular starter at second base, the Oakland Tribune reports.

"He's made his own opportunity," manager Bob Melvin said of Callaspo, who drew another start Saturday over Eric Sogard.

Callaspo returned from parternity leave in mid-June to go 8 for 11 over a three-game stretch before enduring a hitless streak over the following three games. He's 5 for 16 in the four games since the 0-for-8 three-game stretch.

On the season, Callaspo has hit .241/.331/.319 with three home runs and 24 RBI in 232 at-bats. He has also recorded more walks (31) than strikeouts (29).


Athletics reinstate Alberto Callaspo, option Andy Parrino


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) The Athletics reinstated infielder Alberto Callaspo from the paternity list and optioned second baseman Andy Parrino to Triple-A Sacramento. Callaspo was hitting .218 with three homers and 20 RBI before missing the weekend series against the Yankees.

Oakland recalls Andy Parrino to replace Alberto Callaspo


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) As expected, the Athletics have played utility infielder Alberto Callaspo on the paternity list. They have called up second baseman Andy Parrino from Triple-A Sacramento.

Alberto Callaspo to leave team for weekend series


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Athletics utility infielder Alberto Callaspo will be unavailable this weekend against the Yankees. He will be on paternity leave.

Alberto Callaspo set to miss weekend series vs. Yankees


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Athletics designated hitter/first baseman Alberto Callaspo is expected to miss this weekend's series against the Yankees to attend the birth of his child, the Bay Area News Group reports. Callaspo is hitting .224 with three homers and 20 RBI in 192 at-bats this season.

Manager: Alberto Callaspo to lose ABs due to trade


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) The biggest loser in the trade that brought Kyle Blanks to the Athletics will likely be Alberto Callaspo, who had been serving as a sometimes-starter at first base. Bob Melvin said Callaspo will lose at-bats due to the deal, per the Bay Area News Group. Blanks is expected to platoon with Brandon Moss at that position.

Callaspo has done himself no favors in May with no multi-hit games and just five hits in 29 at-bats to lower his batting average from .269 to .246.


Slumping Alberto Callaspo benched against King Felix


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) The combination of a slump and the presence of Mariners stud pitcher Felix Hernandez on the mound has Athletics first baseman Alberto Callaspo sitting Wednesday.

Callaspo is hitless in his last four starts and has not managed a hit since April 30.


Alberto Callaspo slumping after hot start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) The tear on which Athletics designated hitter/first baseman Alberto Callaspo opened the season has become a distant memory. He has just one multi-hit game since April 14 and has lowered his batting average from .394 to .260.

Callaspo, who has 12 hits in his last 63 at-bats, still owns a respectable stat line that includes a .343 on-base percentage and .396 slugging percentage.


Alberto Callaspo lifts off in win over Astros


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2014) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo crushed his third home run of the season Thursday night against the Astros in Houston.

Callaspo took starter Brett Oberholtzer deep for a two-run home run in the third inning for his only hit of the night. He finished 1 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI in a 10-1 victory. He is hitting .278/.325/.458 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 72 at-bats.

Alberto Callaspo launches second home run of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo smacked his second home run of the season in his team's 11-3 home win over the Astros Friday night.

Callaspo took starter Jarred Cosart deep for a three-run home run in the opening frame. He finished 1 for 5 with a run scored and three RBI. He is hitting .340/.404/.553 with two home runs and nine RBI in 47 at-bats.

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.