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Brett Wallace | Third Baseman | #39

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/26/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 251
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (13) / STL
Contract: view contract details
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Padres released INF Brett Wallace.
Wallace was a disaster in his time at the big league level in 2016 and didn't help his cause by hitting .179/.273/.256 with 18 strikeouts in 39 at-bats during Cactus League play. He'll look to latch on elsewhere on a minor league deal. Apr 2 - 8:44 PM

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Padres re-signed INF Brett Wallace to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Wallace elected to become a free agent in November after the Padres pushed him off their 40-man roster, but he'll return for the 2017 season and hope to get another shot at the major league level. Wallace, 30, batted just .189/.309/.318 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 119 games last season for San Diego.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 06:21:00 PM

Brett Wallace has elected free agency.

Rather than accept his outright assignment to Triple-A El Paso, Wallace will look for another opportunity on the open market. The 30-year-old hit just .189/.309/.318 with six homers, 20 RBI and an 83/29 K/BB ratio over 256 plate appearances at the big league level in 2016.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 09:46:00 PM

Padres sent INF Brett Wallace outright to Triple-A El Paso.

The Padres needed to clear some space on their 40-man roster. Wallace was successful in a part-time role with the Pads in 2015 but fell off to an ugly .189/.309/.318 line in 2016.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 02:07:00 PM

Padres activated INF Brett Wallace from the paternity leave list.

Wallace was away from the team for a couple of days. Alexi Amarista will head back to Triple-A now that he's ready to return.
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 04:05:00 PM

Padres placed 3B Brett Wallace on the paternity leave list.

Justin Upton was activated from the bereavement list in the corresponding move. Wallace can miss up to three games while on paternity leave. He's played sparingly since Yangervis Solarte's return from a hamstring injury.
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 03:46:00 PM

Brett Wallace hit a three-run homer Wednesday against the Orioles.

Wallace has lost much of his playing time lately; the start today was just his third in the last two weeks. He hasn't been utilized at first base at all with Wil Myers healthy and playing well, and his bat isn't good enough to make up for his defense at third.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 07:31:00 PM

Brett Wallace slugged a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh inning of Wednesday's 7-4 defeat of the Cubs.

It was his only hit of the game and he made two throwing errors at third base. But that can be forgiven. With two on and two outs and the Padres trailing by a run in the top of the seventh, Wallace sent a Pedro Strop pitch over the left-center field wall to silence the crowd at Wrigley Field and give the visiting Friars a 6-4 edge. They eventually took Game 1 of the day-night doubleheader by a score of 7-4.
Wed, May 11, 2016 04:36:00 PM

Brett Wallace's double was the only extra-base hit the Padres managed in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies.

Tyler Chatwood more or less erased the Padres' bats from the face of the earth. As a team, they managed just three hits -- singles by Matt Kemp and Melvin Upton Jr., plus Wallace's double. It was his third two-bagger of the season. Through his first 32 at-bats, the 29-year-old former top prospect is slashing .219/.390/.406 with one homer and five RBI. He makes for a dicey fantasy play.
Wed, May 4, 2016 06:35:00 PM

Brett Wallace is starting at first base for the Padres on Monday against the Phillies.

It'll be the first start of the season for Wallace, who missed part of spring training with a right foot injury. He's batting fifth versus Phillies righty Aaron Nola. Wil Myers is starting in left field and hitting fourth.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 11:52:00 AM

Brett Wallace (foot) should be ready for Opening Day.

He's been playing in games on the minor league side of Padres camp just in case they have to backdate a 15-day disabled list stint. Wallace had to pump the brakes on his spring routine earlier this month due to right foot soreness, but he is basically back on track.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 01:33:00 PM

Brett Wallace (foot) will not travel with the Padres on their road trip to Mexico City.

The team decided he's better off hanging back in Arizona and getting at-bats in minor league games. Wallace has been bothered by a sore right foot for over a week, but he is expected to be fine for Opening Day.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 02:37:00 PM

Brett Wallace has been held out of Cactus League games for a week with a sore right foot.

But he's been able to get in work on the side and the expectation is that Wallace will be close to 100 percent by the opening of the 2016 regular season. "He's feeling fine, it's precautionary right now," manager Andy Green said Wednesday. "[In Spring Training], I'd rather err on the side of caution."
Wed, Mar 23, 2016 04:15:00 PM

Padres and 1B Brett Wallace avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1 million contract.

Wallace suddenly found some life this year with San Diego, slashing .302/.374/.521 in 64 games. The former top prospect will be tested with a little more playing time in 2016. He's still an iffy fantasy proposition.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 12:19:00 AM

Brett Wallace pinch-hit and delivered an RBI double in Monday's 7-0 victory against the Rangers.

The run didn't matter, as Wallace's RBI double made it a 7-0 game in the eighth inning, but it marked the fourth consecutive time Wallace has pinch-hit and gotten a hit. He's operated in almost purely a bench role for the Padres, but has compiled a terrific .347/.418/.612 triple-slash line with three home runs and 12 RBI. The Padres have control of Wallace for three more years, and his performance in the second half of this season could help his case for more playing time in the future.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 01:10:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Hector Sanchez
3Luis Torrens
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Ryan Schimpf
2Cory Spangenberg
SS1Erick Aybar
2Allen Cordoba
3Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Yangervis Solarte
LF1Travis Jankowski
2Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
2Franchy Cordero
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jered Weaver
3Trevor Cahill
4Clayton Richard
5Luis Perdomo
6Dinelson Lamet
7Robbie Erlin
8Colin Rea
9Christian Friedrich
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Carter Capps
3Brad Hand
4Ryan Buchter
5Miguel Diaz
6Craig Stammen
7Buddy Baumann
8Jarred Cosart
9Jose Torres
10Kirby Yates
11Kevin Quackenbush