Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/31/13
Oakland general manager Billy Beane was looking to shore up his infield, both offensively and defensively. He got what he was looking for in Alberto Callaspo. The Athletics acquired Callaspo from AL West rival Los Angeles Angels for infield prospect Grant Green on Tuesday night. ''We needed some infield help, particularly somebody who could help swing it from the right side,'' Beane said. ''Just a little bit of a hedge at every position and help from the right side against left-handed pitching.'' Callaspo was removed from the Angels game against the Texas Rangers after the fourth inning on Tuesday night. Green was a late scratch from Triple-A Sacramento's lineup. ''We're pretty thin infield-wise when you start thinking about the fact that we've played Josh (Donaldson), it seems like, almost every inning of every game,'' Beane said. ''We were in a situation where we needed another infielder.'' Callaspo was hitting .253 with five home runs and 36 RBIs entering Tuesday. He will b...
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