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Whatever happened to Brett Wallace?

Remember Brett Wallace?

You know, the guy some Cardinals fans said the franchise couldn't survive without when they traded him to the Athletics are part of a deal for left fielder Matt Holliday?

Did you notice he was conspicuously absent from the Redbirds' weekend series in Houston.

It seems The Next Babe Ruth wasn't around because he is busy toiling in the minors where he has a .245 batting average for Class AAA Oklahoma City. He's got three homers and 16 RBI in 104 plate appearances. He's struck out 22 times and walked four to contribute to his .288 on base percentage.

Wallace last saw the major leagues in 2011 when he hit .259 with five homers and 29 batted in for the Astros. He struck out 91 times and walked 36 in 115 games with Houston.

After his swap from the Cardinals to the Oakland organization, Wallace was dealt by the Athletics to Toronto and then from the Blue Jays to the Astros.

Turns out that he's not only a horrible defensive first baseman, he isn't quite the can't miss stick some though he would be.