A proposed trade between the Braves and Dodgers involving infielders Alberto Callaspo and Juan Uribe has been vetoed by Callaspo, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
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