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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
45-27 7-3 L1
34-37 5-5 L1
35-40 5-5 W1
34-40 6-4 L1
25-49 4-6 W2

2022 Batting

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Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .071 0 0 .259 0

Top Austin Allen News

  • Athletics' Austin Allen: Remains in organization

    Allen cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.

    Allen was designated for assignment by the A's earlier this week and will remain in the organization after passing through waivers unclaimed. He appeared in five big-league games this season and went 1-for-14 with a walk, a run and nine strikeouts.

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  • Athletics' Austin Allen: Designated for assignment

    Allen was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Monday.

    Allen spent time on the COVID-19 injured list in mid-April, but he saw sporadic playing time when healthy. Over five games, the 28-year-old went just 1-for-14 with a run, a walk and nine strikeouts. He'll now lose his spot on the 40-man roster, and Christian Bethancourt is in line to serve as the No. 2 catcher while Stephen Vogt (knee) is on the IL.

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  • Athletics' Austin Allen: Reinstated from COVID-19 IL

    Allen (undisclosed) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Thursday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    Allen spent just under a week away from the team, but he'll be available off the bench in Thursday's series finale against Baltimore. The 28-year-old has appeared in two games this year and has gone 1-for-6 with a run, a walk and four strikeouts.

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  • Athletics' Austin Allen: Lands on COVID-19 IL

    Allen was placed on the COVID-19 injured list for an undisclosed reason Monday.

    Allen appears to be unvaccinated since he was placed on the restricted list prior to the Athletics' weekend series in Toronto. While it's not clear whether he's tested positive for COVID-19, he'll be forced to spend some time away from the team to begin the club's home series against the Orioles.

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  • Athletics' Austin Allen: Placed on restricted list

    Allen (undisclosed) was placed on the restricted list ahead of Friday's series opener at Toronto, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    It appears Allen is unvaccinated and unable to travel to Canada, so he, along with relievers A.J. Puk and Kirby Snead, will move to the restricted list for this weekend. Christian Bethancourt was added to the major-league roster for catching depth in Toronto behind Sean Murphy and Stephen Vogt.

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  • Athletics' Austin Allen: Gets turn behind dish

    Allen will start at catcher and bat eighth in Thursday's game against the Rays, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Top backstop Sean Murphy is getting a day off behind the plate and is serving as Oakland's designated hitter in the series finale, allowing Allen to pick up his second start of the season at catcher. In his lone prior appearance in Sunday's win over the Phillies, Allen went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run.

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  • Athletics' Austin Allen: Returns to lineup

    Allen (illness) will bat third and start behind the plate Friday against the White Sox, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Allen was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to illness, but he's ready to go again two days later. The minor setback shouldn't impact his readiness for Opening Day, though there's no guarantee he breaks camp with the team after Stephen Vogt was signed as competition for the backup catcher spot in late March.

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  • Athletics' Austin Allen: Falls ill Wednesday

    Allen was scratched from the lineup Wednesday for the Athletics' Cactus League game against the Reds due to an illness, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Allen can be viewed as day-to-day, but the illness an untimely development as he looks to win a spot on the Athletics' Opening Day roster as the No. 2 catcher behind Sean Murphy. Christian Bethancourt was added to Wednesday's lineup as a replacement for Allen behind the dish.

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  • Athletics' Austin Allen: Sent back to Las Vegas

    Allen was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Allen joined the A's when rosters expanded Sept. 1, and logged one hit while making two pinch-hit appearances last week. He'll return to Las Vegas with Seth Brown (illness) being activated from the COVID-19 IL but figures to be a candidate to return should Oakland suffer an injury to a position player.

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  • Athletics' Austin Allen: Joins A's for stretch run

    The Athletics recalled Allen from Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.

    Allen will serve as the Athletics' No. 3 catcher during the final month of the season, providing depth behind Sean Murphy and Yan Gomes. The 27-year-old wowed with a .952 OPS at Triple-A while striking out in only 18.3 percent of his plate appearances in 71 games, but he's unlikely to pick up more than a handful of starts in September while the Athletics look to lock down a playoff spot.

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  • Athletics' Austin Allen: Optioned to Triple-A

    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

    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.

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  • Athletics' Austin Allen: Optioned to Triple-A

    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.

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  • Athletics' Austin Allen: Sent down to alternate site

    The Athletics optioned 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

    Allen was named as the 29th player for Oakland's doubleheader against the Astros on Saturday.

    Allen has already seen some time with the 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

    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

    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

    Allen went 2-for-3 with a double in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday.

    Allen was the only other 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

    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

    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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 220 lbs
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Age: 28
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, R