Callaspo strains calf, limiting depth on Angels' infield

Callaspo strains calf, limiting depth on Angels' infield

ANAHEIM -- Third baseman Alberto Callaspo left Thursday's 8-1 loss to the A's after seven innings because of tightness in his right calf. The Angels listed him as day to day, but manager Mike Scioscia said the injury is "a tough one to absorb" considering shortstop Erick Aybar has been out since Tuesday with a bruised left heel.

Aybar has been feeling better and could avoid a trip to the disabled list, but he won't play Friday and Callaspo may not be able to play either. The Angels may have to dip into the Triple-A roster, perhaps by bringing up Luis Rodriguez to get more infield coverage while Aybar and Callaspo heal.

But without a DL move, it could be difficult to create the roster spot -- especially given the amount of work the bullpen has put in recently.

"We have a lot of things that we're working on right now," Scioscia said, adding that Callaspo hurt himself while fielding a grounder. "I think we want to get a little bit more information on Alberto before there's some sort of a decision, but in some form, there's no doubt we need a little bit of depth for tomorrow."

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