Brett Wallace RUMORS & NEWS

  • Astros release Brett Wallace

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros released Brett Wallace on Wednesday morning, ending his hopes of making the club’s opening day roster as a non-roster invitee. “He’s been a big part of this organization for the past few years,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said of Wallace. “But we didn’t see a role for him at..." March 12

  • Astros Designate Brett Wallace For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Astros have designated Brett Wallace for assignment to make roster space for newly signed pitcher Jerome Williams, the club announced via press release. Once the game's 27th overall prospect, Wallace never found sustained success in Houston. Playing the corner infield (mostly first base)..." February 06

  • Luhnow hints at Wallace getting callup soon

    MLB.com "The most common question among Astros fans is why is Brett Wallace still in the Minor Leagues. General manager Jeff Luhnow took time Monday to address the situation and hinted Wallace will be in Houston soon. It was believed when the Astros traded Carlos Lee to the Marlins on July 4 that..." July 17

  • For Brett Wallace, less thinking equals better hitting

    Houston Chronicle "The way first baseman Brett Wallace figures it, there's a lesson to take away from the 448-foot home run he hit on Saturday to end an 0-for-28 slump. "I was up there trying to do damage," Wallace said. "I was aggressive. I wasn't thinking about it." Wallace's last previous hit had been a..." September 26

  • Wallace's playing time to drop for near future, Berkman injured

    Houston Chronicle "Brett Wallace has been facing fewer lefthanded pitchers all year to the point where he's been pinch-hit for recently in the late innings with lefties on the mound, and now there appears to be more of a drop in Wallace's playing time. The first baseman was out of the lineup against Cardinals..." July 26

  • Inquiring fans want to know: Why bench Wallace for Michaels?

    Houston Chronicle "Sorry, Brad, I don't get this one. Maybe you can help me and a passel of fans. Replacing lefty Brett Wallace in the lineup with righty Jason Michaels doesn't make sense to the average fan. For that matter, baseball folk are also a little perplexed. Yes, there is an unwritten baseball rule that..." July 05

  • Pence, Wallace, Norris: Astros' Nucleus of the Future?

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros' Nucleus of the Future is starting to separate itself from the pack. As new ownership and perhaps management prepares to take charge in the next few weeks, a handful of players is itself taking charge as a group to build around. Brett Wallace has stepped in nicely for Lance..." May 15

  • Lee's start not a threat to Wallace

    Houston Chronicle "As Fox Sports Houston begins its next-to-last year as the Astros' TV partner, it will reduce its cable broadcast schedule to 130 games, with 24 games, most of them afternoon starts, on KTXH (Ch. 20). FSH aired 152 games last year, with seven on Channel 20. This year, 15 of the 24 games on..." March 17

  • Wallace shines against Hamels

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros made their first significant round of roster cuts Monday, sending 13 players to minor league camp. Pitchers David Carpenter, Cesar Carrillo, Jorge De Leon, Arcenio Leon and second baseman Jimmy Paredes were optioned to minor league camp as dictated by their status on the 40-man..." March 15

  • Okay, Brett Wallace, you're on the clock … and it's ticking!

    Houston Chronicle "Okay, Brett Wallace, if your plan was to keep everyone on the edge of their seats and make a late spring run to convince management and fans you're ready for the bigs, you've got our attention. You have succeeded, my young friend. Say what you will about Houston management not pushing its minor..." March 10

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