Alberto Callaspo held some power this week between the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers. The two teams had a deal in place and it was reported that Callaspo vetoed the deal as part of his no-trade clause until June 15.
He eventually accepted and became of member of the Dodgers and immediately was thrown into the fire in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and the tying run on first. He flew out to end the game, but before the game he discussed the deal and his role with the team.
Callaspo said he never actually rejected the trade, but just wanted some more time to think about it before making a decision. He talked about what made him accept after all, “The next day I thought, I’m going with the best team, so let’s do the trade.”
The 32-year-old said he will play wherever and whenever he’s asked, but said that he wasn’t too sure what his role was going to be. Andrew Friedman liked his versatility and could see him getting some spot starts at first, third or second base.
While it’s unknown whether Callaspo’s time with the team will be long-term because of Hector Olivera getting ready to join the big-league club, Callaspo will hopefully provide some help in the time being.
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