Allen was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday. Allen appeared in two games during his time on the major-league roster and went 1-for-6 with a solo home run and two strikeouts. Aramis Garcia (illness) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Allen was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The 27-year-old was unable to earn the backup catching job in spring training, but he'll join the Athletics on Tuesday with Aramis Garcia heading to the injured list. Allen should work as the secondary catcher behind starter Sean Murphy until Garcia is healthy.
Allen was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday. Allen was competing for the backup catcher job with the Athletics during spring training and hit .261 with one home run, two runs, two RBI and seven strikeouts over 12 Cactus League games. He'll begin the year in the minors, while Aramis Garcia should serve as the primary backup behind Sean Murphy at catcher.
Allen was optioned to Oakland's alternate training site Monday. He hit .194 with a 14:1 K:BB in 31 at-bats this season as the backup catcher. Jonah Heim was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Allen remained in the game in Saturday's loss to the Angels after getting hit in the right side of the head by Tommy La Stella's bat in the second inning, the Associated Press reports. The backup catcher's helmet flew off upon impact in what was a scary moment for both Allen and La Stella. After getting checked out by manager Bob Melvin and athletic trainer Nick Paparesta, Allen was able to remain in the game and finished 1-for-3 with a strikeout.
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