Angels trade Alberto Callaspo to the A’s for Grant Green.

The Angels have traded infielder Alberto Callaspo to the A’s for minor-league infielder Grant Green.

Green is playing for Triple-A Sacramento, where he is batting .325/.379/.500 with 11 home runs and 50 RBIs in 87 games. He was hitless in his only 15 at-bats for the A’s this season.

Callaspo was hitting .253 with five home runs and 36 RBIs as the Angels’ everyday third baseman. Last year he batted .252, the lowest batting average he’s had in a full season in his career. He is under contract through 2014 and the Angels could use the money saved to make multiple deals before tomorrow’s 1 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline.

Callaspo originally came to the Angels in a July 2010 trade with the Kansas City Royals for Will Smith and Sean O’Sullivan.

Green attended Cal State Fullerton and Canyon High School in Anaheim. He was ranked as Baseball America’s 63rd-best prospect prior to the 2011 season.

Chris Nelson was pulled from the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees’ game against the Iowa Cubs, a strong indication that he will be recalled to take Callaspo’s spot on the 25-man roster.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.