Catcher Chris Wallace, who missed three weeks with a groin injury, returned to action Saturday and went 3-for-3 for Double-A Corpus Christi against Springfield. That was his first game action since May 2.
Because Wallace missed so much time and there are two other catchers on the roster at Corpus Christi (Jair Fernandez, Randy McCurdy), the Astros are going to protect him by playing him perhaps every other day and getting him some at-bats at designated hitter to make sure he's 100 percent.
"That will give us a chance to give him a breather," Astros director of player development Fred Nelson said. "He's been away from squatting and moving side to side and the wear and tear on the legs. He should get stronger. We're glad to have him back in the league."