The Dodgers have released veteran third baseman Alberto Callaspo just eight days after designating him for assignment, the Los Angeles Times has reported. Callaspo was not productive during his short stint with the team. He batted .260, but managed only a .301 slugging percentage in 123 at-bats. His slash line on the year is .235/.278/.315.
The Dodgers designated third baseman Alberto Callaspo for assignment following Wednesday's loss to the A's, reports the Los Angeles Times. Callaspo is hitting .235 in 230 at-bats this season.
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez isn't in the starting lineup for Sunday's game. To replace him, Justin Turner moves across the diamond from third base. Turner gets his seventh start at first base. Gonzalez is battling a stiff neck and can't move her head to the right. Replacing turner at third is Alberto Callaspo, who gets his 17th start.
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs. Turner has played in the past four games and this appears to be a day off. Alberto Callaspo will start in his spot and bat seventh. Callaspo is hitting .293/.383/.366 this season in 19 games and 47 plate appearances.
Alberto Callaspo, recently acquired by the Dodgers in a trade with Atlanta, will make his debut in the starting lineup for the team in Sunday's game. Callaspo, who has entered two games for Los Angeles in late innings, is in the starting lineup, batting second and playing third base. He was hitting .206, with a home run and eight RBI for Atlanta.
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