Phillies Trade Escalona to Houston
The Philadelphia/Houston pipeline continues …
The Phillies today acquired second baseman Albert Cartwright from the Astros for left-hander Sergio Escalona.
Cartwright, 23, split last season between Single-A Lancaster and Double-A Corpus Christi. He hit a combined .294 with 30 doubles, 14 triples, 10 home runs, 55 RBI and 31 stolen bases in 127 games. Cartwright has hit .272 in his Minor League career with 20 home runs, 112 RBI and 71 stolen bases in 284 games.
Escalona, 26, spent last season with Double-A Reading, where he went 4-8 with a 3.81 ERA in 50 games. He had 53 strikeouts in 54.1 innings. The Phillies designated him for assignment last week.