Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:06:13 -0800
The Houston Astros first base job is wide open, with 1B Japhet Amador, 1B Jesus Guzman, OF Marc Krauss, 1B Jonathan Singleton and 1B Brett Wallace all listed as competitors for the gig.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:12:25 -0800
Houston Astros 1B Jesus Guzman will compete with 1Bs Jonathan Singleton, Brett Wallace and Marc Krauss at first base this spring, but Guzman can also play the outfield if needed.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:19:27 -0800
Houston Astros 1B Brett Wallace has cleared waivers, and he'll be reporting to spring training as a non-roster invitee.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:43:10 -0800
The Houston Astros designated 1B Brett Wallace for assignment Thursday, Feb. 6.
Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:26:39 -0700
Houston Astros INF Jake Elmore is leading off against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 29, with Brett Wallace playing first base and Marc Krauss serving as the designated hitter.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:55:33 -0700
The Houston Astros recalled 1B Brett Wallace from the minors Tuesday, June 25.
Fantasy Tip: Wallace turned things around at Triple-A Oklahoma City, hitting .326 with 16 doubles, 11 home runs and 37 RBIs in 59 games after struggling earlier this year in seven games with Houston (.042/.115/.042). Wallace can also play third base and could platoon with slumping Matt Dominguez at the hot corner. Consider Wallace in AL-only leagues.
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:42:05 -0700
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter said Friday, April 19, that 1B Brett Wallace remains part of the plan despite his demotion to Triple-A. "We see Brett Wallace as still part of our future," Porter said.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:34:19 -0700
The Houston Astros optioned 1B Brett Wallace to Triple-A Oklahoma City Thursday, April 18, and recalled 3B Brandon Laird from Oklahoma City in a corresponding move. Laird was hitting .353 with a team-high 14 RBIs in 12 games with Oklahoma City.
Fantasy Tip: Like much of the rest of the Astros roster, Wallace struggled to make contact in the early going and was fanning way too often. Laird has nice power to all fields but also struggles with strikeouts and has poor plate discipline. It's unclear how Houston plans to use him, but his past success against lefties signals he may enter into a platoon with Carlos Pena at first base. Consider him in AL-only leagues.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:50:48 -0700
Houston Astros 1B Brett Wallace struck out eight times during the three-game series against the Texas Rangers that wrapped up Wednesday, April 3. OF Chris Carter struck out seven times in the series, while 1B Carlos Pena whiffed six times.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:33:52 -0700
Houston Astros SP Edgar G. Gonzalez (leg) is feeling better after being hit by a comebacker on the back of his lower left leg Thursday, March 21. 1B Brett Wallace (neck) said he had no issues after leaving the game early Thursday with a pinched nerve in his neck and upper back. OF Fernando Martinez (back) hasn't played in a few days with tightness in his lower back, but he took batting practice Thursday and hopes to get into a game this weekend. He's hitting .333 with one homer and five RBIs in 24 at-bats in camp.