Allen (back) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday. Allen had lost his closing role just days before landing on the injured list, and it appears as though he'll have to work his way back into the ninth inning. Chris Stratton was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Manager Brad Ausmus said he expects Allen (back) to return from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Allen experienced no complications while completing a bullpen session Saturday, so it appears he'll be ready to come off the IL in the minimum amount of time. Prior to getting shut down, Allen was removed as the Angels' closer following his poor start to the season. The Angels haven't given up on Allen eventually recapturing the job, but Ausmus suggested that the veteran wouldn't immediately get reinstated as the ninth-inning man, per Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic. Hansel Robles and Ty Buttrey still look like the best bets for saves among the Los Angeles relievers.
Allen (back) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Allen landed on the injured list a week ago with a back injury but is reportedly feeling better already. Depending on how Saturday's mound session goes, it sounds like Allen could be ready to return shortly after first eligible, with Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reporting the veteran right-hander could play as soon as the team's upcoming series in Detroit, which begins Tuesday and runs through Thursday. Allen was removed as closer prior to landing on the shelf, so he figures to assume a setup role upon his return.
Allen allowed a two-run homer to Mitch Haniger prior to being pulled from Sunday's game against the Mariners without recording an out. After the game, manager Brad Ausmus said he isn't worried about Allen, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Allen was called upon to close out the game but was pulled without recording an out. While he was only charged with one earned run, this outing was the latest in a series of struggles for Allen, as he's allowed at least one run in four consecutive appearances. For now, he remains the Angels closer.
Allen (0-2) allowed two solo home runs and a walk while failing to record an out in Friday's loss to the Mariners. Allen allowed back-to-back homers to Tim Beckham and Omar Narvaez, and this comes on the heels of Allen giving up a run on two hits and a walk in the series opener Thursday. The right-hander got off to a strong start with his new club, and he still hasn't blown a save chance, but these recent shaky performances from Allen give setup man Ty Buttrey (0.00 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, 12:1 K:BB) added appeal as a speculative pickup.