Royals trade RHP Buckner to Arizona for INF Callaspo

Updated: December 14, 2007, 4:02 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals traded right-hander Billy Buckner to the Arizona Diamondbacks for switch-hitting infielder Alberto Callaspo on Friday.

The 24-year-old Callaspo hit .215 with eight doubles and seven RBIs in 56 games for Arizona this year. He appeared mostly as a pinch hitter and split the season between the Diamondbacks and Triple-A Tucson. In the Pacific Coast League, he batted .341 with five home runs, 15 doubles and 30 RBIs.

"The addition of Alberto continues to increase ...

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