• by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Padres' Brett Wallace smacks first home run of the year in win Friday

    Padres infielder Brett Wallace hit his first home run in nearly two years in the 3-1 win over the Marlins on Friday. Wallace, who went 2 for 3 in the game, belted a solo shot in the fourth inning off Dan Haren to tie the game at 1-1. The home run was the first Wallace hit since he hit 13 in 2013 with the Astros. This was just the third game Wallace, who did not play in the big leagues during 2014, has started for the Padres this season. The two-hit night pushed his average up to .321 on the year.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Padres call up Brett Wallace, option Cory Mazzoni, DFA Eury De La Rosa

    The Padres called up third baseman Brett Wallace on Friday. Wallace was hitting .305 with eight home runs and 37 RBI at Triple-A El Paso. He last played in the Major Leagues in 2013, with Houston. To make room for Wallace on the roster, the Padres optioned pitcher Cory Mazzoni to El Paso. Mazzoni had a 20.77 ERA in eight games with the Padres. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the Padres designated pitcher Eury De La Rosa for assignment. De La Rosa has played for three organizations this season. He was 0-1, 5.00 at El Paso.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Padres send down Jake Goebbert, Brett Wallace and Cody Decker

    The Padres reassigned three players to minor league camp on Saturday: OF/1B Jake Goebbert , who hit .235 in 17 spring at bats. Infielder Brett Wallace , who hit .391 in 23 at bats. 1B/OF Cody Decker , who hit .250 in 16 at bats.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Brett Wallace could emerge as bench option for Padres

    Brett Wallace is in camp on a minor-league deal looking to earn his way onto the Padres' roster, and the good news for him is that he already has the attention of manager Bud Black, who views the former first-round pick as a potential bench option. "We think he's a bat, a corner position, a left-handed bat with some power," Black said, per U-T San Diego. "I think there's a natural hitter to this guy that might lend himself to the National League as a bench player. So we'll see how the spring goes, but there's a lot to like about him."

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Padres sign 1B Brett Wallace to minor-league deal

    The Padres have signed first baseman Brett Wallace to a minor league deal. Wallace hit .282/.350/.426 with 17 home runs and 58 RBI in 472 Triple-A at-bats in 2014.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Brett Wallace elects free agency

    Orioles infielder Brett Wallace has elected free agency. Wallace hit .282/.350/.426 with 17 home runs and 58 RBI in 472 Triple-A at-bats in 2014.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Blue Jays acquire Brett Wallace from Orioles

    The Orioles traded Triple-A infielder Brett Wallace to the Blue Jays Monday for cash considerations, masnsports.com reports. Wallace has played parts of four major-league seasons, all with the Astros, hitting .242/.313/.391 with 29 home runs and 102 RBI in 971 at-bats. He owns a .265/.329/.389 line with 10 home runs and 35 RBI in 339 at-bats with Triple-A Norfolk.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Brett Wallace finds work with Orioles

    The Orioles announced Sunday they have agreed to a minor-league deal with first baseman Brett Wallace. The former 2008 first-round pick was released by Houston March 12.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Astros release Brett Wallace

    The competition for the starting job at first base for the Astros has one less competitor after the Astros announced Wednesday they released Brett Wallace, per the Houston Chronicle. Wallace was batting .143 (2 for 14) with eight strikeouts through eight spring games. Wallace has been a bust since the Cardinals selected him with the 13th pick in the 2008 MLB draft. Wallace is batting just .242 with a .391 slugging percentage and .704 OPS in 311 MLB games.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Brett Wallace, J.D. Martinez still in good standing with Astros

    Astros manager Bo Porter said Tuesday first baseman Brett Wallace and outfielder J.D. Martinez are not in any sort of last-leg situation with the team, according to the Houston Chronicle. "I think you can look at Brett Wallace's situation, J.D. Martinez's situation and from a prospect standpoint, both of those guys have had success at the major-league level," Porter said. "But it just goes to show how quick things can turn at the major-league level. …. I believe both of those guys will have bounce-back years."