Alberto Callaspo 2B/3B.. OAK 6 Months

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.

Alberto Callaspo 2B/3B.. OAK 7 Months

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.

Alberto Callaspo 2B/3B.. OAK 7 Months

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.

Alberto Callaspo 2B/3B.. OAK 7 Months

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.

Alberto Callaspo 2B/3B.. OAK 8 Months

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.

Alberto Callaspo 2B/3B.. OAK 8 Months

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.

Alberto Callaspo 2B/3B.. OAK 8 Months

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.

Alberto Callaspo 2B/3B.. OAK 8 Months

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 the plate. It's not a major concern.

Alberto Callaspo 2B/3B.. OAK 8 Months

Alberto Callaspo left Wednesday's game with a left forearm contusion.

Callaspo suffered the injury on a collision at home plate in the fourth inning. It's probably safe to call him day-to-day for now.

Alberto Callaspo 2B/3B.. OAK 8 Months

Alberto Callaspo left Wednesday's game against the Reds with an apparent injury.

Callaspo appeared to injured his left arm on a collision at home plate in the top of the fourth inning. Eric Sogard replaced him at second base. The A's should pass along an update soon.