Callaspo reinstated from paternity list; Parrino optioned

Callaspo reinstated from paternity list; Parrino optioned
June 16, 2014, 11:00 am

Alberto Callaspo is back with the A's after missing the weekend while on paternity leave. (USATSI)

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The Athletics have reinstated infielder Alberto Callaspo from the paternity list and optioned infielder Andy Parrino to Triple-A Sacramento, the team announced on Monday.

The A’s have also outrighted right-handed pitcher Marcus Walden to Double-A Midland.

Callaspo was placed on the paternity list on Friday. He is batting .218 with three home runs and 20 RBI in 59 games this season.

Parrino was recalled from Sacramento on Friday for his first stint in the majors this year and started two games (one at second base, one at shortstop). He was with the A’s this spring before he was claimed off waivers by Texas on March 3. He began the season at Triple-A Round Rock and was batting .189 in 13 games when he claimed off waivers by the A’s on April 21 and optioned to Sacramento. The 28-year-old switch hitter then hit .344 with three home runs and 24 RBI in 44 games with the River Cats.

Walden was claimed off waivers by the A’s from Toronto April 16 and was optioned to Sacramento. He was 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA in three relief appearances with Triple-A Buffalo before going 2-2 with a 5.73 ERA in 11 appearances, all starts, for the River Cats.