The Astros are moving on from J.D. Martinez.
The 26-year-old, who had been with the Astros since being a 20th round pick in 2009, was released on Saturday morning.
It doesn’t mean Brett Wallace won’t end up in a slump. It doesn’t mean he’ll never be sent down again. Heck, it doesn’t even mean he’ll finish this season with the Astros.
Brandon Barnes led off the Astros’ first inning with a single off Miguel Gonzalez.