On Monday night, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reported the Braves were looking to deal Callaspo, a fact admitted by Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez. Tuesday morning, Rosenthal and others reported the two teams were looking at a multi-player deal centered around the two veterans and undisclosed smaller-name players.
Because Callaspo signed with the Braves as a free agent last off-season, he holds the right to veto any deal prior to June 15, and reportedly exercised it. Rosenthal tweeted that the Braves could designate Callaspo, whose salary is around $3 million, for assignment when infielder Chris Johnson returns from a hand injury.
Callaspo, 32, is hitting .206 in 37 games this season. The 36-year-old Uribe has hit .247 in 29 games.
Bowman reported the Braves may continue to try and acquire Uribe.
- Jeremy Woo