The Phillies made another trade with a familiar partner Monday.
Lefthander Sergio Escalona, who was designated for assignment Saturday, was traded to the Houston Astros for minor-league second baseman Albert Cartwright.
Cartwright, who turned 23 in October, played at high single-A Lancaster and double-A Corpus Christi in 2010. He had a .827 OPS at those two levels combined with 30 doubles, 14 triples and 10 home runs.
But most of those numbers were put up in single A. In Corpus Christi, Cartwright had just five extra-base hits in 140 at-bats.