The big news from the baseball Hot Stove on Wednesday was the trade of catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis from the Braves to the Astros.

Gattis, a power hitter, instantly improves a revamped Astros team that is trying to compete in the AL West in 2015.

Andrew Thurman spent 2013 with the ValleyCats (Getty Images).

But what you may not have realized is that former Tri-City ValleyCat Andrew Thurman is one of the three players going from Houston to the Braves.

Thurman, a second round pick in 2013 from UC-Irvine, spent the 2013 season with the 'Cats, going 4-2 in 39.2 innings.