The Atlanta Braves announced the signing of infielder Alberto Callaspo to a one-year deal worth $3 million on Monday.
Callaspo will serve as the Braves second baseman this season until prospect Jose Peraza is ready to take over the position. The move is a bit uninspiring given Callaspo’s lackluster .223/.290/.290 line with four homers and 39 RBI in 451 plate appearances last season with the Athletics.
In order to make room for C the Braves have designated reliever Anthony Varvaro for assignment.
Varvaro, 30, has had a good run in the Braves bullpen over the last four seasons compiling a 2.99 ERA in 153 career appearances including a 2.63 ERA last season.
Surely someone will claim him on waivers. He is hitting arbitration this year.