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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Athletics Injury Update: Alberto Callaspo to DL with hamstring strain


By on 7/13/2014 03:00:00 PM

Oakland Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo has landed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, as MLB.com's Adam Lewis reports. Callaspo has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain and manager Bob Melvin told Lewis it made sense to put him on the DL as he would need at least a week to rest the hamstring:
"We felt like it would be at least seven days before he'd be able to do anything," said Oakland manager Bob Melvin. "You do the best you can to try to get him back before the 15-day period, but it all starts with at least a week's worth of rest. That would suggest we needed to DL him."
Andy Parrino was called up from Triple-A Sacramento to replace Callaspo on the roster. Our Kerry Kauffman reported Callaspo's early exit on Friday, when the nine-year veteran pulled up while running to first base.


Callaspo has played first, second and occasionally third (when Josh Donaldson is given a rest) for the A's this year. Oakland is accustomed to platooning and utilising a variety of lineups to take advantage of matchups, so they should have adequate cover while Callaspo recovers. Eric Sogard started at second base on Saturday and Nick Punto will do so on Sunday, while versatile backup catcher Stephen Vogt has two consecutive starts at first.


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