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.
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.
The Dodgers have officially acquired third baseman Alberto Callaspo, pitcher Ian Thomas, pitcher Juan Jaime and pitcher Eric Stults from the Braves, the team announced on Wednesday.
Callaspo, who originally rejected the deal, will be placed on the active roster. Thomas will be optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City while Jaime will go to extended spring training. Stults has been designated for assignment.
After initially being reported as dead, the Dodgers and Braves have agreed to trade infielders Juan Uribe and Alberto Callaspo, sources told FoxSports. The deal is pending approval from the commissioner's office.
Callaspo initially rejected the deal that would send him to the Dodgers, but he recently approved the trade, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. He was scratched from Tuesday's game, the team announced. Callaspo is hitting .206 with eight RBI in 107 at-bats this season.
As part of the trade, the Braves will also send Eric Stults, Ian Thomas and Juan Jaime to the Dodgers, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Braves are reportedly expected to receive pitcher Chris Withrow in the deal as well, reports FoxSports.
Braves third baseman Alberto Callaspo has reportedly rejected a trade to the Dodgers, according to FOXSports.com. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman confirmed the report.
Callaspo was expected to be part of a six-player deal, which would also send Juan Uribe to Atlanta. Callaspo had the right to reject the trade as a part of the collective-bargaining agreement because he signed with the team last offseason. Callaspo is a candidate to be designated for assignment.
Callaspo said he rejected the trade because he likes the guys on the team and hopes to play for the rest of the season with the Braves, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Callaspo is hitting .206 with eight RBI in 107 at-bats this season.
The Dodgers and Braves have a deal in place involving infielders Juan Uribe and Alberto Callaspo, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. No word yet on if the deal has been finalized.
The deal would save Los Angeles some money in sending Uribe to Atlanta, but Callaspo can reject the deal until June 15th per the league's collective-bargaining agreement because he was signed last offseason. The deal would also send a minor leaguer to Atlanta with the Braves shipping back three minor-league prospects.
Callaspo was a late scratch from Monday's game as the team was looking to make a trade. He is hitting .206 with eight RBI in 107 at-bats this season.
Uribe is part of a crowded infield with manager Don Mattingly trying to rotate both Justin Turner and Alex Guerrero in at third base. Uribe is hitting .247 with six RBI in 81 at-bats this season.
The Braves and Dodgers are reportedly discussing a deal that would send Alberto Callaspo to Los Angeles for Juan Uribe, according to FOXSports.com.
Callaspo was scratched from Monday's game because the team was looking at a possible trade for the veteran. Callaspo is hitting .206 with eight RBI in 107 at-bats this season. However, Callaspo has a right to reject any trade in his contract, which could be a hold up in the deal being completed, according to the report.
The proposed deal would involve six players: Uribe and a minor leaguer for Callaspo and three minor leaguers.
Uribe is part of a crowded infield in Los Angeles where manager Don Mattingly is trying to rotate his young players. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman noted on Friday that Uribe was a likely trade candidate for the Dodgers. Uribe is hitting .247 with six RBI in 81 at-bats this season.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said the reason why third baseman Alberto Callaspo was a late scratch in Monday's game is because the team is trying to trade Callaspo, reports MLB.com.
"They said lets wait til [Tuesday] and see what happens," Callaspo said, per the team's radio network.
Infielder Pedro Ciriaco started at third base in place of Callaspo during Monday's game and went 2 for 4 with one RBI.
Braves third baseman Alberto Callaspo was a late scratch to Monday’s lineup at the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team announced.
It is not known why Callaspo was removed from the lineup. Infielder Pedro Ciriaco will start at third base and bat seventh instead of Callaspo.
The Braves are the underdogs (+190) at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday.
Braves third baseman Alberto Callaspo is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game after four straight starts at the position.
He's replaced by Pedro Ciriaco, who starts for the second time this season at the hot corner.
Braves catcher Alberto Callaspo and center fielder Cameron Maybin are in the starting lineup on Wednesday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Callaspo will replace A.J. Pierzynski behind the plate while Maybin takes Eric Young's place. Callaspo is hitting .218 with seven RBI in 87 at-bats this season while Maybin is hitting .225 with 12 RBI in 71 at-bats. The Braves are currently the underdogs (+115) against Cincinnati.
Though Chris Johnson is out for three-to-six weeks following a hand injury, the Braves aren't planning to change up their strategy at third base, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
For the season, manager Fredi Gonzalez has been rotating Johnson and Alberto Callaspo based on matchups on a game-to-game basis. With Johnson out, Gonzalez said he's not going to make Callaspo the lone third baseman.
The Braves figure to use Phil Gosselin in the third base mix, as well as some potential minor-league additions, Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez is high on Gosselin's potential as a major-leaguer.
“I think he’s a major league player,” Gonzalez said. “He can play multiple positions, he can pinch hit. He’s a very valuable piece in the National League team. He can play third, second, short. You can even run him in the outfield like we did in spring training.”
Braves infielder Alberto Callaspo hit a solo home run in a pinch-hit appearance Sunday in his team's 5-4 loss to the Phillies.
On the same day that manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated that Jace Peterson would serve as the team's primary second baseman, Callaspo, who has also seen plenty of time at third base, swatted a pinch-hit home run off Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. It was the first homer of the year for Callaspo, who has hit .261/.314/.348 with four RBI in 46 at-bats.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated Sunday that he's returning to his initial plan to use infielder Jace Peterson as his primary second baseman, MLB.com reports.
Peterson has shared time at second base with Alberto Callaspo, who has also made eight starts at third base, and Phil Gosselin, leading to Peterson seeing just 11 of a possible 17 starts at the position. He's seen action all over the starting lineup, batting first or second in four of the team's first five games but spending most of his time batting seventh or eighth as of late.
Peterson has hit just .171/.239/.220 in 41 at-bats. He's starting at second base and batting sixth in Sunday's matchup with the Phillies, in which the Braves are underdogs (+100).
Braves third baseman Chris Johnson will start Tuesday's game against the Mets, over Alberto Callaspo. Johnson will hit fifth in the order.
With Tuesday's game, Johnson and Callaspo each have made six starts at third base this season. Neither player has started more than two games in a row. Johnson is hitting .320 with three RBI.
The Braves are +135 underdogs at the Mets.
The Braves have launched the 2015 season better offensively than they did last year. But don't credit the top of the lineup.
The team has yet to score two or fewer runs in a game. They did so four times and were blanked twice in their first seven games of 2014. Yet the first two hitters in the lineup are struggling mightily.
Braves leadoff hitters are 8-for-37 (.216) with a .275 on-base percentage. But they've been raking compared to those hitting behind them. The second spot, which has been manned by Jace Peterson, Alberto Callaspo, Phil Gosselin and Andrelton Simmons, has produced a .114 average with no extra-base hits, .162 OBP and .114 slugging percentage.
With Chris Johnson, Alberto Callaspo and Jace Peterson all off to promising starts in 2015, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is faced with the dilemma of finding playing time for all three players. Although, it is an issue right now Gonzalez is fine with since all three players are producing.
"It's nice to have flexibility," Gonzalez said, per MLB.com. "It keeps everybody engaged and you feel like you have the advantage off the bench. It's a good mixture right now."
Peterson has started five of seven games at second base, Johnson has started three of seven at third base, while Callaspo has started four times at third and once at second base.
"If I play, I'm going to be ready to play," Johnson said. "If not, I'm going to do whatever I can to help the team on the bench or to get ready for a pinch-hit. Right now, we're winning ballgames and I'll never complain being on a winning team."
Braves infielder Alberto Callaspo is 7 for 13 with two walks and one double after one week of play.
Callaspo was expected to factor into the mix at second base heading into the spring but has seen all of his playing time at third base, starting at the position in four of the team's first six games. However, the switch hitter will look to stay hot Monday as the team's starting second baseman and No. 2 batter against the Marlins.
The Braves are favorites (-110) against the Marlins Monday.
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