Austin Allen

#30 C / Oakland Athletics / EXP: 0YRS / MINORS Height: 6-2 Weight: 220 lb Age: 27 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Athletics' Austin Allen: Optioned to Triple-A

      Austin 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.

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      Athletics' Austin Allen: Joins big-league club

      Austin 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 Oakland 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.

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      Athletics' Austin Allen: Optioned to Triple-A

      Austin Allen was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.Allen was competing for the backup catcher job with the Oakland 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.

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      Athletics' Austin Allen: Sent down to alternate site

      The Oakland Athletics optioned Austin Allen to their alternate training site Sunday.Allen served as the Athletics' 29th man for the club's doubleheader Saturday against the Astros. While Oakland hasn't played since the twin bill after a member of the organization tested positive for COVID-19, the team still needed to cut down to 28 players in advance of its next game, so Allen found himself as the odd man out. Jonah Heim will stick with the big club as the No. 2 catcher behind top option Sean Murphy.

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      Athletics' Austin Allen: Serving as 29th man

      Austin Allen was named as the 29th player for Oakland's doubleheader against the Astros on Saturday.Allen has already seen some time with the Oakland Athletics this season, hitting .194 with one home run and three RBI in 31 at-bats.

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      Athletics' Austin Allen: Sent to alternate site

      Austin 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.

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      Athletics' Austin Allen: OK after taking bat to helmet

      Austin 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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      Athletics' Austin Allen: Finds success at plate

      Austin Allen went 2-for-3 with a double in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday.Allen was the only other Oakland Athletics bat besides Robbie Grossman with multiple hits in a relatively quiet night for what had recently been a red-hot offense. The 26-year-old snapped a modest 0-for-8 skid, but he's still carrying an anemic .185/.214/.333 slash across his first 28 plate appearances.

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      Athletics' Austin Allen: Ejected from Sunday's game

      Austin Allen went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before being ejected from Sunday's game against the Astros.After the dust settled on a benches-clearing scuffle in the seventh inning, Allen and Ramon Laureano were ejected. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle noted that Allen "looked like he was mixing it up pretty good in a second scrum." Manager Bob Melvin told Brian McTaggart and Martin Gallegos of MLB.com that he expects some suspensions given the violation of protocols.

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      Athletics' Austin Allen: Hits first big-league homer

      Austin Allen went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Rangers.Allen made a rare start in place of Sean Murphy, and he made it count with the go-ahead homer in the seventh inning. The long ball is the first of the 26-year-old catcher's career, as well as his second hit in 2020.

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