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Alberto Callaspo Avoids Arbitration, Signs With Los Angeles Angels For One Year, $3.15 Million, Per Report

The Los Angeles Angels came into this week with two players left eligible for salary arbitration, and now that number appears to have been reduced to one. Infielder Alberto Callaspo has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract worth $3.15 million, according to Keith Law of ESPN.

Callaspo, who turns 29 in April, hit .288/.366/.375 with 23 doubles and 58 walks in 141 games in 2011. Callaspo started 125 games at third base last season, but has also played second base and shortstop in his career. He was originally signed by the Angels out of Venezuela in 2001 but was eventually traded away before making it to the big leagues. The Angels reacquired Callaspo near the trade deadline in 2010 from the Kansas City Royals for Sean O'Sullivan and Will Smith.

The only other player on the Angels eligible for salary arbitration is shortstop Erick Aybar, who made $3 million 2011. The Angels have reportedly been working with Aybar on a possible multi-year extension.

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