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Athletics' Nick Allen: Not starting Wednesday
Allen is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.
Allen has a .536 OPS through 10 games in September and will take a seat for Wednesday's series finale in Houston. Kevin Smith will step in at shortstop and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Heads to bench Sunday
Allen is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rangers.
Kevin Smith will start at shortstop and bat seventh for the visiting Athletics. Allen went 0-for-6 with two walks in the first two games of the three-game weekend series and is slashing just .208/.254/.272 across 273 total major-league plate appearances this year.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Moves to bench Wednesday
Allen is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.
Aledmys Diaz will pick up the start at shortstop in the series finale while Allen rests after starting the past two days. Unless the Athletics call upon Allen for a pinch-hitting appearance Wednesday, he'll finish August with a .271/.311/.414 slash line over 23 games.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Takes seat Sunday
Allen is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.
Aledmys Diaz will step in at shortstop after Allen had started each of the past five games. Allen is maintaining a .262/.304/.415 slash line with three home runs and three stolen bases since the beginning of August, and though his production hasn't been anything eye-popping, it should be enough for the 24-year-old to hold down a near-everyday role for the remainder of the season.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Big day in rout
Allen went 4-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and five RBI in Friday's 12-4 win over the White Sox.
Hitting out of the nine hole, Allen socked a solo shot off Tanner Banks in the seventh inning to cap a career day at the plate. The 24-year-old shortstop is showing signs in August he can contribute with his bat as well as his glove, slashing .279/.323/.443 through 20 games on the month with three homers, three steals, seven runs and nine RBI.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Gets day off
Allen is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Royals.
Allen went just 4-for-21 (.190) over his last six games, so he will get a day to clear his head. Aledmys Diaz will fill in at the shortstop position.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Sits Sunday
Allen isn't in Oakland's lineup Sunday against the Nationals.
Aledmys Diaz will fill in at shortstop while Allen rests Sunday. The 24-year-old infielder is slashing .308/.333/.577 with two homers and four RBI since the start of August.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Swipes fourth bag
Allen went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Friday's 8-2 loss to the Nationals.
The slick-fielding shortstop extended his hitting streak to a modest five games while also swiping a bag for the third straight game. Allen is still trying to prove he can contribute with his bat in the majors, and over his last 10 games he's batting .303 (10-for-33) with two homers, three steals, four runs and five RBI -- a massive improvement on his career .206/.253/.286 slash line in roughly a season's worth of playing time with the A's over the last two years.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Notches second steal
Allen went 1-for-3 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Rangers.
Allen has been a bright spot for the Athletics in August, going 6-for-17 (.353) over the last five games. His steal Tuesday was his second of the season in just his third attempt, so he's still not much of a threat on the basepaths. He's slashing .199/.242/.275 with three home runs, 11 RBI, 17 runs scored, two doubles and a triple through 186 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Drills two homers
Allen went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Giants.
Allen knocked a two-run shot in the second inning followed by a solo homer in the fifth. Entering Sunday, the second-year infielder had just one home run through 59 games, and that long ball was hit May 16, 36 games ago. Even after the big performance, Allen is slashing .195/.240/.268 with 16 runs scored through 179 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Produces out of bottom of order
Allen went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple, a walk and a run in a win over the Rockies on Friday.
The struggling shortstop was one of several Athletics bats to take advantage of the hitter-friendly environment of Coors Field in Friday's offensive breakout. Allen's triple was his first at the big-league level, and the multi-hit effort, his first since July 15, snapped the 24-year-old out of a 1-for-25 skid that had encompassed his previous eight games.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Out of Sunday's lineup
Allen is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.
Allen has started at shortstop in eight of nine games since the All-Star break but will take a seat Sunday after he hit .154/.148/.154 during that span. Aledmys Diaz will bat ninth as Oakland's shortstop Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Continuing to start at shortstop
Allen will start at shortstop and bat ninth in Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.
Allen will pick up a sixth straight start at shortstop coming out of the All-Star break, but he may not have a long leash atop the depth chart. He's getting on base just 20 percent of the time thus far in the second half and has put together a .197/.243/.228 slash line across 139 plate appearances in the majors this season.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Records first steal Friday
Allen went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and a stolen base in a loss to the Twins on Friday.
Allen put the Athletics' first run of the second half of the season on the board with his second-inning single, plating Shea Langeliers. The light-hitting infielder had gone 2-for-11 over his first six games back from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to Friday's single, and he's yet to prove capable of getting the better of big-league arms on a consistent basis through his first 453 MLB plate appearances over the last two seasons.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Recalled from Triple-A
Allen was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Allen has collected a lowly .476 OPS during his time in the majors this season but got back on track at Vegas with a .922 OPS in 19 contests. He could see some action at shortstop.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Producing early with Aviators
Allen, who went 1-for-4 with two stolen bases in Triple-A Las Vegas' win over Reno on Wednesday, is hitting .400 (8-for-20) over the five games he's played for the Aviators since being demoted June 6.
A rough stint against big-league arms that saw Allen slash an anemic .167/.205/.167 across his last 15 games with the Athletics prompted the move back down to the farm. Allen struck out at just a 15.6 percent clip in that span, but a minuscule 9.1 percent line-drive rate helped lead to an atypically low .200 BABIP during the stretch. Now back in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, the 24-year-old looks like a different player, already racking up a trio of multi-hit efforts and four extra-base hits during his brief return. Allen owns a .354 average and .973 OPS at the Triple-A level overall this season (95 plate appearances), and given Oakland's non-contending status, he's a virtual lock to get another look in the majors before season's end if he continues to thrive.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Demoted to Triple-A
Allen was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Allen has made more starts at shortstop than any other Athletic this season, but even Oakland wasn't willing to put up with his .476 OPS any more. Kevin Smith has been recalled to take Allen's spot on the roster and should see ample time at shortstop along with Aledmys Diaz.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Out of Friday's lineup
Allen is absent from the lineup for Friday's game in Miami.
Allen has been the preferred option at shortstop for the Athletics since the beginning of May, but he'll sit this one out. Aledmys Diaz will get the start at short.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Sitting after four straight starts
Allen is out of the lineup for Monday's game against Atlanta.
After starting each of the past four games and going 2-for-12, Allen's season-long batting average now sits at .200 for the season. Since he isn't hitting for much power and owns a weak 6.6 percent walk rate, Allen could be starting to lose some security as the Athletics' top shortstop. Oakland will turn to Aledmys Diaz as their starting shortstop and cleanup hitter Monday with the hope that he can offer more production from the position.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Nick Allen: Heads to bench Wednesday
Allen is not in the lineup Wednesday night against the Mariners.
Aledmys Diaz is at shortstop and Tony Kemp will cover second base. Allen has shown a bit more life at the plate in recent weeks, but he holds an overall .205/.247/.260 season slash line.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-8, 166 lbs|
|Birthplace: San Diego, CA|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|