Latest Update Callaspo is not in the Athletics' starting lineup on Monday Mon Aug, 04, 05:32 PM
Is an excellent contact hitter who boasts switch-hitting ability, doubles power and an occasional home-run stroke. Doesn't strike out a lot. Can also play several positions.
Flaws: : Doesn't use his speed enough on the base-paths to distract opposing pitchers, and generally lacks base-stealing acumen at the big-league level. Can be fragile in terms of injuries.
Callaspo is hitting .232 with 30 runs, three home runs and 34 RBI.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Alberto Callaspo has been activated off the 15-day disabled list. He was placed on the dl with a Grade 2 strain of his hamstring on July 12. There's not a lot to be excited about here, as the 37 year old third baseman has hit .234 in 83 games with Oakland this season.Analyst:
There's a good chance the A's activate Callaspo in time for Sunday's game as they planned, though no word on his travel plans to Texas. They may just have to hold him out for one more game.Analyst: Howard Bender