When Alberto Callaspo was a late scratch for Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, speculation was rampant that a trade was in the works. It turns out the rumors were correct. Callaspo has reportedly been traded to the Dodgers in a six-player deal.

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Callaspo Reportedly to Be Traded to Dodgers

Tuesday, May 26

Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported the Braves and Dodgers have agreed to a six-player trade involving Callaspo and Juan Uribe, pending league approval. 

Rosenthal elaborated on more trade details:

Earlier in the day, the Atlanta Journal-Consitution‘s David O’Brien reported Callaspo exercised his right to veto a trade that would have sent him to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“I signed my contract here and I just want to finish my season here,” Callaspo said before Tuesday’s game, per Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan.

Callaspo was able to veto the trade because he was an offseason signing. Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, players who sign contracts in the winter retain veto rights until June 15. The Braves could choose to acquiesce to Callaspo’s wishes, wait until after June 15 to trade him or designate him for assignment.

Rosenthal reported that Callaspo did indeed agree to waive his right to reject a trade. 

Callaspo, 32, is hitting .206/.293/.252 with one home run and eight RBI this season. He’s due a $3 million salary for the 2015 season, which is half of what Uribe is making. A utility infielder, Callaspo has largely played third base while the Braves await starter Chris Johnson’s return to the lineup.


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