Get used to Alberto Callaspo being around - the Angels have signed him to a two year deal for $8.9 Million. The club avoids an arbitration hearing to determine his 2013 salary and buys 2014, which would have been his first year of free agency.
Callaspo turns 30 years old on April 19. He batted .252 with a .692 OPS and accumulated 3.2 Wins Above Replacement. He was originally drafted by the Angels in 2001 but, still a minor leaguer, was traded to the Diamondbacks for Jason Bulger. Arizona traded him to the Royals after the 2007 season and the Angels reacquired him in July of 2010 in exchange for pitchers Sean O'Sullivan and Will Smith. Ironically, the pitcher acquired by the D-Backs for him, pitcher Billy Buckner, is a non-roster invitee to the Angels spring training this season.
Angels Sign Alberto Callaspo for 2 Years, $8.9 Mil
Halos Heaven | Feb 5