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Angels, Callaspo Sign 1-Year, $3.15M Deal

The Los Angeles Angels have avoided arbitration with Alberto Callaspo and signed him to a $3.15 million deal, according to Keith Law of ESPN via twitter.

Callaspo, 28, started his career in the Angels system, but was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2006 for Jason Bulger, and was then traded in 2007 to the Kansas City Royals for Billy Buckner. He was finally traded back to the Angels in 2010 for Sean O'Sullivan.

He's never had an extremely good glove (which is a kind way of saying, damn, he bad), leading the league in errors at second in 2009, but he has a reliable bat and maintains a .281 / .337 / .389 career line. If that line means nothing to you it means he can hit himself on base, walks very little, and has rolling-brownout type power (very little), hitting just 27 homers in 2200 plate appearances.

  • Twitter / @keithlaw - "Angels avoid arbitration with Alberto Callaspo, sign him to one year $3.15 million deal"