Alberto Callaspo released by the Dodgers

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Alberto Callaspo and his remaining contract went unclaimed on waivers after being designated for assignment last week, so the Dodgers have released the veteran infielder.

Los Angeles acquired Callaspo from Atlanta in a late-May trade, but he hit just .260 with zero homers and a .637 OPS in 60 games for the Dodgers while playing primarily third base.

Callaspo is a switch-hitter with good contact skills, but the problem is that he’s not a good enough hitter to be a corner infield asset and not a good enough fielder to be a middle infield asset.

He could latch on somewhere as a bench bat down the stretch.