A's activate Callaspo, designate Rosales for assignment

A's activate Callaspo, designate Rosales for assignment
July 31, 2013, 11:00 am
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The A's designated Adam Rosales for assignment for the second time this month on Wednesday. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

OAKLAND -- The Oakland A’s designated infielder Adam Rosales for assignment, the club announced Wednesday. The move clears a 25-man roster spot for infielder Alberto Callaspo, who joins the A’s today after being acquired in a trade from the Los Angeles Angels yesterday.

[NEWS: A's acquire Callaspo from Angels]

Callaspo, 30, is not in the A's starting lineup Wednesday, but the switch hitter who can play all over the infield is available off the bench.

[NEWS: A's lineup: Vogt behind the dish]

Rosales, 30, was selected from Sacramento July 24 for his second stint with the A’s this year. He went 0-for-5 with two walks in two starts at shortstop and was hitting .193 with four home runs and eight RBI in 50 games overall with the A’s. Rosales is batting .211 in nine games with Triple-A Sacramento.

Oakland A's media services contributed to this report