Allen cleared waivers Monday and was outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Allen will remain in camp as a non-roster invitee. With a career .239/.298/.343 slash line through 221 major-league games, it's no surprise he passed through waivers, though he'd likely avoid embarrassing himself if the Yankees call on him at some point down the line.
Allen was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Tuesday.
Allen will be the roster casualty as the Yankees add new signee Justin Wilson to the roster. Allen was never likely to be anything more than a bench option, as he's hit .239/.298/.343 in 221 career MLB games and hasn't graded out well in center field despite good speed. Whether or not that's an attractive enough package to convince another team to claim him off waivers remains to be seen.
Allen was traded from the Padres to the Yankees on Wednesday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
Allen was designated for assignment by the Padres at the end of December, and he'll now likely serve as outfield depth for the Yankees in 2021. The 27-year-old appeared in 16 games for Cleveland and San Diego last year, hitting .154 with one home run, four RBI and two stolen bases over 32 plate appearances.
Allen was designated for assignment Thursday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The move comes with the Padres needing to make space for Ha-seong Kim on the 40-man roster. It isn't yet known where Allen will ultimately end up, but for the time being he will be removed from the Friars' 40-man roster. The outfielder slashed .154/.281/.308 across 32 plate appearances in 2020.
Allen was optioned to the Padres' alternate training site Thursday.
Allen began his time in San Diego on the active roster and made his first start with the team Wednesday. However, he'll head to alternate camp just one day later. He could be one of the team's top replacement options if injuries occur in the outfield.
Allen went 0-for-1 with a pair of walks, a hit-by-pitch, a run scored and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Angels.
Allen started the game in right field and batted ninth in his first game with San Diego. He wasted little time showing off his 92nd-percentile sprint speed, swiping second base after being hit by a pitch in the seventh inning. Allen should eventually settle into a reserve role, but he could get regular starts for as long as Wil Myers (undisclosed) remains on the injured list.
Allen was traded from Cleveland to San Diego on Monday, along with Mike Clevinger and a player to be named later, with six players heading the opposite way, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Clevinger is clearly the headliner here, with Cleveland adding Allen from its deep stable of outfielders as seemingly little more than a throw-in. The San Diego native has good speed, stealing 31 bases in 220 career games, but that hasn't actually translated to positive marks defensively in center field. Even if he were a better defender in center, his .239/.295/.344 career slash line would keep him firmly in a bench role. He's unlikely to be in the lineup on a regular basis for his new team.
Allen went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.
Allen hasn't generated much production at the plate this season, but he took advantage of Joe Jimenez's recent struggles with his first home run of the season in the ninth inning Sunday. After going hitless in nine at-bats to begin the season, Allen has now logged hits in back-to-back contests with one stolen base.
Allen was recalled from Cleveland's alternate training site Tuesday.
Allen spent the early portion of the season on the big-league roster but accomplished very little, going hitless in eight at-bats. He'll likely serve a bench outfielder role again this time around.
Allen was optioned to Cleveland's alternate training site Thursday.
He has played sparingly thus far and is hitless with four strikeouts in eight at-bats. Allen will continue to play out his depth role for Cleveland, but he may be running out of opportunities to carve out a long-term role with this club.
Allen went 2-for-21 with two RBI and a stolen base in nine games during spring training.
Allen failed to do much at the dish, slashing .095/.231/.095. His performance certainly didn't help his case for a spot on the 26-man roster, though he should still have an opportunity to begin the 2020 regular season with the big-league club when play resumes.
Allen is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
He'll head to the bench for a second straight day as the Indians roll out an outfield of Jake Bauers, Bradley Zimmer and Franmil Reyes in the season finale. Unless he's summoned from the bench, Allen will conclude September with a .222 average to go with three steals, four runs and two RBI over 22 contests.
Allen is not in the lineup Saturday against the Nationals.
Allen remains in his platoon role, hitting the bench with lefty Patrick Corbin on the mound for Washington. Jordan Luplow starts in left field.
Allen will sit Wednesday against the White Sox.
Allen hasn't started against a lefty at any point in September and won't get to break that trend against Ross Detwiler. Jordan Luplow starts in left field.
Allen is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.
Allen will retreat to the bench Tuesday with lefty Hector Santiago slated to start for the White Sox. In his place, Jordan Luplow is starting in left field and hitting fifth.
Allen is not in Thursday's lineup against the Tigers.
He is hitting .219 with zero home runs and three steals in 32 at-bats this month. Jordan Luplow will start in left field with a lefty (Daniel Norris) on the hill for the Tigers.
Allen will start in center field and bat ninth Thursday against the Tigers.
After exploding with a four-hit, four-RBI performance against the Yankees on Aug. 15, Allen has started to slump at the dish and has transitioned back into more of a part-time role as a result. Over his last nine contests, Allen has generated just two hits in 29 at-bats, sinking his season slash line to .226/.285/.367. Though Allen will crack the lineup Thursday, he's merely working as a short-side platoon mate for Tyler Naquin, who is getting the day off with a southpaw (Daniel Norris) on the mound.
Allen went 4-for-5 with a three-run home run, a double, four runs scored and four RBI to help the Indians to a 19-5 win over the Yankees on Thursday.
It was a huge day for the 26-year-old, who blasted his fourth home run of the season in the eighth inning as part of a four-hit, four-RBI showing. Allen ins't guaranteed everyday playing time with Yasiel Puig back in the fold coming off his suspension, but he's been hot since he was called back up from Triple-A Columbus, and he certainly bolstered his case for at-bats in this contest. For the season, Allen is slashing .257/.315/.426 across 163 plate appearances.
Allen will start in left field and bat sixth Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Off to an 8-for-26 start at the dish since being recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Aug. 6, Allen will collect his fifth consecutive start. While his strong form of late will help his case for maintaining playing time, Allen will be forced to fight with Tyler Naquin for one spot in the Indians' regular lineup once Yasiel Puig returns from suspension for Thursday's series opener with the Yankees.
Allen went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Twins.
Allen got the game's scoring started early, taking Twins starter Jose Berrios deep for a solo shot in the first inning. The 26-year-old has gone 7-for-18 (.389) with three runs scored since being recalled from Triple-A Columbus last week.
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