MLBTR: Astros Acquire Philly Lefty for Minor Leaguer


The lefty in question is 26-year old Sergio Escalona and the minor leaguer is second baseman Albert Cartwright. I knew Ed Wade couldn't go a whole offseason without acquiring a reliever or trading with the Phillies. It also clears out a potential logjam at second base and may be a vote of confidence for everyone's favorite prospect, Jose Altuve.