Allen was recalled from the Indians' alternate training site Tuesday. Allen began the season at the alternate camp, but he'll join Cleveland's pitching staff after Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac were placed on the restricted list Tuesday. Allen made nine major-league appearances (four starts) last season, posting a 6.18 ERA and 17:13 K:BB over 27.2 innings.
Allen was reassigned to the Indians' alternate training site Friday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. Allen was able to compete for a major-league roster spot in spring training and summer camp, but he'll find himself on the outside looking in ahead of the regular season. However, the 23-year-old could be one of Cleveland's top options to fill in if its pitching staff suffers injuries. Allen posted a 6.18 ERA and 1.77 WHIP over nine appearances (four starts) with the Padres and Indians last season.
Allen was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday. Allen was in camp competing for a spot at the back of Cleveland's rotation, but his slim chance got even slimmer once the delayed season gave Mike Clevinger time to recover from his knee injury by the time play resumes. With a career 4.76 ERA in 107.2 Triple-A innings to go with his 6.18 ERA in 27.2 big-league innings, he has more to prove at the highest levels before being trusted as a fantasy option.
Allen was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday. Allen will head back to the minors after being recalled Wednesday and allowing three hits and three strikeouts over 2.1 innings against the Red Sox. The 22-year-old carries a 5.48 ERA through 64 innings pitched at the Triple-A level this season. Right-hander Phil Maton was recalled from Columbus in a corresponding move.
The Indians recalled Allen from Triple-A Columbus prior to Wednesday's game against the Red Sox. The other piece involved in the three-team deadline deal that also landed Franmil Reyes and Yasiel Puig in Cleveland, Allen will move up to the big club for the first time since that July 30 trade. While the Indians intend to continue developing Allen as a starter, he'll presumably work out of the bullpen in what will likely be a short stay in Cleveland. The Tribe optioned one of its other long-relief options in Josh D. Smith to Triple-A to clear a spot on the active roster for Allen.