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Yankees showing interest in Angels’ Alberto Callaspo

Jul 30, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT

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The Yankees are aiming to bring in a new third baseman by Wednesday’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. And they apparently have a specific target in mind.

From Danny Knobler of CBS Sports comes word that New York’s front office has “been in touch” with the Angels about a potential trade for 30-year-old infielder Alberto Callaspo. Knobler says the Angels “have made nearly everyone available, as they try to rework their roster for next year and beyond.”

Callaspo is batting just .252/.323/.348 with five homers and 36 RBI in 85 games this season for Anaheim, but Yankees third baseman have a combined .217/.276/.288 slash line and only four big flies.

Callaspo is making a $4.1 million salary this year and is owed a $4.875 million sum for the 2014 campaign.

  1. tiggersarebouncy - Jul 30, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    The Spankees want a new 3rd baseman, the sky is blue, and the feather-lice suck big donkey dick. Some truths are self-evident. The rest we adjudicate through pamphleteering!

  2. johnnysoda - Jul 30, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    The Yankees must know something.

    • apkyletexas - Jul 30, 2013 at 8:46 PM

      Angels – “and we’ll just go ahead and throw in Pujols and Hamilton as part of the deal”

      • apkyletexas - Jul 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM

        “and maybe sweeten the deal a little more with Joe Blanton…”

  3. jayscarpa - Jul 30, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    He’s not very good.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 30, 2013 at 9:37 PM

      neither is the jays record so whats your point?

  4. 13arod - Jul 30, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Better then libridge or cruz

    • jayscarpa - Jul 30, 2013 at 8:29 PM

      He’s a better hitter but a crappy 3B.

  5. pjmarn6 - Jul 30, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    When you are stone broke, a $1.00 is a lot of money.

  6. vpisteve99 - Jul 30, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Seems like the definition of too little, too late. This would be the equivalent of selling Wile E Coyote the tiny umbrella right before he falls off the cliff.

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