Callaspo, 24, was booked into Maricopa County's Fourth Avenue Jail
on one count of assault, a Class-1 misdemeanor, and one count of
criminal damage, a Class-6 felony.
Callaspo did not accompany the Diamondbacks on their nine-game trip,
which began Friday in Houston, and his spot on the roster was filled by
journeyman Donnie Sadler.
Sadler, 31, a career .202 hitter in 767 at-bats, gives the
Diamondbacks the kind of versatility they lose in Callaspo's absence. He can
play any infield or outfield position, according to manager Bob Melvin.
After Callaspo's arrest, Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall said,
"We do not feel that he should be with the team due to the allegations.
We understand he has rights, and we respect those rights, but we
obviously do not condone the behavior he has been accused of. We need this
time to gather our facts and determine what exactly took place and what
further action is needed, if any."
DIAMONDBACKS 3, ASTROS 1: Rookie center fielder Chris Young homered
twice and also hit a double, as the Houston native helped the
Diamondbacks win for the fourth time in their past five games to begin a
nine-game road trip.
Young hit both home runs, his fifth and sixth, off Houston starter
Chris Simpson, and he had a huge cheering section at Minute Maid Park,
as many family and friends were in attendance.
"It feels great," Young said. "I couldn't have planned it any
better. I'm not saying the family is the reason, but I'm sure glad they were
--RHP Brandon Webb pitched his sixth career complete game in
Arizona's 3-1 victory at Houston on Friday and improved his record to 3-2
after allowing five hits, striking out 10 batters and walking just one. He
had a shutout until the ninth, until Hunter Pence knocked in Carlos Lee
with a groundout RBI.
--3B Chad Tracy, making his first start at his regular position in
more than a week, tied an Arizona club record by hitting three doubles
Friday against the Astros.
--UTIL Donnie Sadler, 31, was promoted from Class AAA Tucson to take
the place of Alberto Callaspo, jailed on allegations of domestic
violence. Sadler is back in the majors for the first time since 2004, which
also was with Arizona.
--LHP Randy Johnson did not accompany the team to Houston for the
start of its nine-game road trip, but will join the club in Colorado,
where he is scheduled to start on Tuesday. Manager Bob Melvin said Johnson
doesn't have any special clauses in his contract; he just wanted the
veteran, who is coming off October back surgery, to avoid any undo
soreness by making a three-hour flight.
Such travel plans might happen again for Johnson, 43, but Melvin
said the team is "just being proactive."
--Arizona won for just the second time in eight road games on Friday
and scored more than two runs for just the third time during that