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Apr 16, 2014
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin was hitting INF Alberto Callaspo balls at first base and ...
KFFL Apr 16, 2014

Athletics | Alberto Callaspo improving defensively

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin was hitting INF Alberto Callaspo balls at first base and ...
Athletics Nation Apr 14, 2014
Game Thread #13: A's at Angels

Game Thread #13: A's at Angels

Now are A's in Anaheim to taking on Angels. With Dan Strialy opposing by LHP Hector Santiago! {Man, writing on a deadline is harder than I thought.} The A's enter play tonight 8-4 and while that's not perfect it sets the standard in the American League. The Angels have started 6-6 and while that's not perfect it's not the woeful start that has derailed the team each of the last two seasons. Oakland misses Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson in this series, getting the back 3 in LAA's rotation: Hector Santiago, Garrett Richards, and Tyler Skaggs. Two are LHPs, so Craig Gentry and Alberto Callaspo...

Callaspo would rather be in the field, but he’s a force as DH

Alberto Callaspo made his fifth start as the A’s designated hitter Saturday in Safeco Field. To say that’s a bid odd completely understates the case. Callaspo came into the season with 869 career big league games played, and in only… Continue Reading →
Athletics Nation Apr 10, 2014
Game #9: Straily, Donaldson, Fuld Power A's To Sweep

Game #9: Straily, Donaldson, Fuld Power A's To Sweep

As much as Dan Straily likely appreciated Oakland's six runs Thursday afternoon, he would have happily settled for two. The 25-year-old right-hander cruised through seven innings of three-hit ball today en route to a 6-1 A's win, a game that saw Oakland briefly trail for the first time in the series after Brian Dozier's solo home run in the first inning. The 1-0 deficit disappeared quickly, though, when the red-hot Alberto Callaspo scored on a Daric Barton single in the top of the 2nd inning, knotting the score at 1. After a leadoff walk to Jed Lowrie in the 3rd, Josh Donaldson continued to...

Callaspo’s bat says he should be playing much more

Alberto Callaspo hasn’t been starting every day for the A’s. Based on the way he’s hitting, he should be. Manager Bob Melvin said as much Monday when Callaspo had two more hits, including an RBI double, and raised his batting… Continue Reading →
Twinkie Town Apr 7, 2014

Recap: Twins 3, Athletics 8: A's Spoil Home Opener

The A's teed off on Correia scoring six runs on ten hits, spoiling the opener. Kevin Correia has the only quality start by a twins pitcher through seven games. Today, not so great. Correia surrendered ten hits, yielding five earned runs in the defeat. Oakland and Minnesota traded blows in the second and third innings. Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Reddick induced the scoring, before Aaron Hicks (bless his heart) hit an RBI double scoring Kurt Suzki cutting the lead in half. Yet, Oakland responded again with runs batted in from Brandon Moss and Alberto Callaspo making it 5-1, but the hottest...

Alberto Callaspo debuts at first base for Oakland A’s

Alberto Callaspo, in his ninth big-league season, is making his first-base debut tonight. All 5-foot-9 of him. A bit smaller target than 6-8 Nate Freiman. Manager Bob Melvin thinks it’s no big deal, saying, “He’s not that much shorter than Daric Barton, maybe an inch or two.” When a first baseman is Freiman’s height, Melvin said, infielders know they can miss high. With Callaspo, they know they can miss low. Melvin called it a “natural fit. He’ll take a little time to get really comfortable at first base. But each time he was out there in spring, he looked better and better.”...
Rotoworld Apr 2, 2014

Callaspo homers as A's best Indians Wed. - Alberto Callaspo (2B) Oakland Athletics

Alberto Callaspo went 2-for-4 with his first home run of the year in the A's win over the Indians in game one of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Athletics Nation Mar 26, 2014

Everything is Mossome! (Or Should Be, Anyway)

Everything is Mossome! Everything is cool when you're part of A's team (try it at home; you'll thank me later). So this happened yesterday. Alberto Callaspo will be the A's first baseman on days the club faces a left-handed starter this season. Manager Bob Melvin confirmed as much Tuesday morning and said he felt confident putting the versatile infielder out there, despite his limited experience at the position. So I saw Alberto Callaspo play first base in person last weekend. Let's just say that I would feel more confidant in my ability to pick a throw at first base than his. Granted, I...
San Jose Mercury News Mar 25, 2014

A's to use Alberto Callaspo in first-base platoon

The A's have only seen Alberto Callaspo four times at first base this spring, but manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday morning that Callaspo, a switch-hitter, will be the team's right-handed first baseman against left-handed pitching
KFFL Mar 25, 2014

Athletics | Alberto Callaspo to platoon at 1B

Oakland Athletics 2B Alberto Callaspo will serve as the team's first baseman when the team ...

Alberto Callaspo definitely in A’s first-base platoon, other news

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Phoenix Muni Yep, Alberto Callaspo might be on the smaller side for a first baseman – 5-foot-9 or thereabouts – but he will be Oakland’s first baseman when the team faced left-handed starters. Manager Bob Melvin confirmed that’s the plan this morning (Melvin had been discussing this as a possibility since December) and he said that he has no qualms about putting Callaspo out there. Callaspo never had played first base before this spring, and he has not looked entirely comfortable there at times, but he does have good hands and the A’s...

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