Alberto Callaspo 1B/2B.. ATL 5 days ago

Callaspo collected two hits in Thursday's game against the Pirates and is now 8-for-his-last-22 with no strikeouts in Grapefruit League play. "I think he's been terrific," manager Fredi Gonzalez told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "His last four or five games is the Callaspo we wanted. With those veteran guys, you've got to believe the back of their baseball cards."

After starting the spring 3-for-26 with no walks and one RBI, Callaspo has picked it up of late, with three multi-hit efforts in his last six games. He's still looking for his first walk of the spring, but Callaspo has only struck out once in 47 at-bats. It still appears Jace Peterson has a firm leg up in the competition for the second base job, meaning Callaspo probably won't play everyday to start the year, but Callaspo seems to be slowly working himself back into shape and could eventually eat into Chris Johnson's playing time at third.

Alberto Callaspo 1B/2B.. ATL 2 weeks ago

Callaspo is batting just .115 (3-for-26) with no walks and one RBI through nine spring games.

Callaspo arrived to camp clearly out of condition, sparking concern among Braves officials regarding the team's second base situation, and the 31-year-old has done little to ease those concerns in spring games. Meanwhile, trade acquisition Jace Peterson has impressed thus far and may have the leg up in the competition for playing time at the keystone as of now. That said, Callaspo's $3 million contract he signed in the offseason is guaranteed, so he figures to at least open the year in a utility role.

Alberto Callaspo 1B/2B.. ATL 1 month ago

Callaspo is expected to see significant playing time at third base during spring training, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.It sounds like manager Fredi Gonzalez is kicking around the idea of having Callaspo and Chris Johnson share time at the hot corner, which could open up playing time at the keystone for Phil Gosselin, Kelly Johnson and/or Jace Peterson. Gonzalez did not rule Callaspo out of the mix at second base, but this new uncertainty surrounding his playing time pretty much eliminates any appeal Callaspo had in deeper NL-only leagues for now. Regardless of who opens the year at second, there's a good chance they'll be supplanted by Jose Peraza at some point.

Alberto Callaspo 1B/2B.. ATL 4 months ago

Callaspo has agreed to a deal with the Braves, pending a physical, MLB Network Radio reports.

Coming off of a very disappointing 2014 campaign with the A's, Callaspo will offer the Braves depth around the infield -- particularly at second base, where a combination of Phil Gosselin and Jose Peraza were previously positioned to handle the bulk of the playing time. As the roster is presently constructed, Callaspo may emerge to be the Braves' starting second baseman on Opening Day, but his hold on that job would likely be tenuous.

Alberto Callaspo 1B/2B.. ATL 7 months ago

Callaspo remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros.

Callaspo sat out Saturday as well, as he continues to play on a limited basis. Andy Parrino will start at second base and Josh Donaldson at third Sunday for the Athletics.

Alberto Callaspo 1B/2B.. ATL 7 months ago

Callaspo is out of the lineup Saturday against the Astros.

He's one of the least fantasy-relevant semi-everyday players in the American League. He's slashing with .233/.295/.300 with four home runs and zero steals in 114 games this season. Eric Sogard will start at the keystone Saturday.

Alberto Callaspo 1B/2B.. ATL 7 months ago

Callaspo is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.

With Callaspo in the midst of a 1-for-29 skid at the dish over his last eight starts, he'll find himself on the bench. Eric Sogard enters the lineup in his place.

Alberto Callaspo 1B/2B.. ATL 7 months ago

Callaspo is out of the lineup Monday against the Mariners.

Callaspo is in a 1-for-27 slump at the plate over the past seven games, and will take a seat Monday with the return of Jed Lowrie to short and Eric Sogard shifting to second base. His playing time may be limited in September with Lowrie's return, as now he and Sogard will likely split the duties at second base.

Alberto Callaspo 1B/2B.. ATL 8 months ago

Callaspo is out of the lineup Monday vs. the Royals, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

Callaspo probably tops the depth chart at second base in Oakland, but he's still stuck with Eric Sogard in what mostly amounts to a timeshare at the position. The 31-year-old probably has a more impressive offensive track record than Sogard, but his .231/.302/.297 batting line on the season doesn't really confer him an advantage.

Alberto Callaspo 1B/2B.. ATL 8 months ago

Callaspo is out of the lineup Monday versus the Rays.