The Miami Marlins dealt Anthony DeSclafani and Wallach to the Cincinnati Reds on December 11th, 2014 in exchange for pitcher Mat Latos. He batted in 2016 for Pensacola .240/.363/.410.
On August 25, 2017, the Cincinnati Reds elevated Wallach to the majors for the first time. On August 27, 2017, he made his Major League debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates, going 0-4 with two strikeouts as a starting catcher in a 5-2 loss.
As a pinch hitter on September 20, 2017, Wallace recorded his first major league hit. Wallach appeared in six games for the Reds in 2017 and had a.091 batting average (1 for 11). He had a batting line of .226/.280/.398 while playing for Louisville.
On November 3, 2017, the Miami Marlins claimed him from waivers.
J. T. Realmuto was activated from the disabled list in September, and he was sent down to the Triple-A New Orleans Baby Cakes as a backup catcher for the rest of the season.
Before being recalled to the Marlins on September 1, 2018, he batted .224 in 147 at-bats with three home runs and 16 RBIs in 44 games for the GCL Marlins and .357/.438/.429 in 14 at-bats for the GCL Marlins.
On September 23, he made history by slugging his first professional home run. During his 15 games with the Marlins, he hit.178/.275/.267 with one home run and five RBIs.
How Much Does Chad Wallach Make?
Chad Wallach earns an average of $700,000 each year.