No more Notorious B.I.G. for the Astros. On Monday, Houston sent catcher Chris Wallace to the Cleveland Indians for minor league left-hander Eric Berger, according to MLB Trade Rumors. Wallace was a 16th round pick in the 2010 draft out of the University of Houston. He went from a defense-first organization pick to a full-fledged prospect by slamming 30 home runs in his first two seasons in the minors. Wallace's bat slowed down in 2012, but he still reached Triple-A and seemed likely to get a shot as a backup catcher at the very least. Instead, he'll be providing depth for the Cleveland Indians while Houston shores up its Oklahoma City rotation with the acquisition of Berger. The 27-year old left-hander (actually, he'll turn 27 on April 22) was drafted in the eighth round in 2008 out of the University of Arizona.
Astros trade catcher Chris Wallace to Indians for left-hander Eric Berger
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