Allard was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday.
The Rangers didn't appear to have an open spot in the rotation after bringing in Corey Kluber, Jordan Lyles and Kyle Gibson over the winter. This news means Allard will remain stretched out as a starter in the minors rather than pitching in the big-league bullpen.
Allard is scheduled to start the Rangers' Cactus League opener Friday versus the Royals, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
The Rangers will have some of their lesser-experienced rotation candidates make starts early in the spring schedule, with Allard set to be followed in the pitching order by Luke Farrell on Saturday and Joe Palumbo on Sunday. Allard received a late-season look in the Texas rotation and delivered an underwhelming 4.96 ERA across his nine starts in 2019, though he excelled at keeping the ball in the yard and limiting hard contact. Even so, Allard's odds of breaking camp as a member of the Rangers' staff don't appear favorable after the team added three established starting options in Corey Kluber, Kyle Gibson and Jordan Lyles over the winter.
Allard (4-2) took the loss Wednesday, allowing five runs on six hits and a walk over three innings as the Rangers were routed 10-3 by the Red Sox. He struck out one.
The 22-year-old has logged a couple of good outings for Texas after the trade that brought him over from Atlanta, but Allard finishes his first prolonged stint in the majors with a 4.96 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 33:19 K:BB through 45.1 innings. The Rangers will be counting on the young southpaw to take a big step forward in 2020.
Allard (4-1) gave up two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two through five innings to take the loss against the Astros on Wednesday.
A 2:4 K:BB does not jump off the page, but Allard fired four scoreless innings before giving up a two-run home run in his final frame. The 22-year-old has a 4.25 ERA with 32 strikeouts through eight starts this season. Allard is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday against the Red Sox at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Allard threw four innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Thursday, giving up four earned runs on seven hits across four innings, striking out one and walking three in a 6-4 win for the Rangers.
Allard limited the damage to one run through the first four innings, but the Rays tagged him for three earned in the fifth before chasing from the contest. He struggled with his command, issuing three free passes and laboring for 92 pitches. The 22-year-old left-hander has a 4.34 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 30:14 K:BB in 37.1 big-league innings this season.
Allard (4-0) picked up the win against the Orioles on Thursday, giving up one earned run on eight hits over 6.1 innings, striking out two and walking two as the Rangers prevailed 3-1.
Locked in a pitcher's duel with John Means, Allard got the better of it as he managed to hold the Orioles to the single run despite having to work his way around 10 baserunners. The 22-year-old lowered his ERA to 3.78 with the effort, to go along with a 1.38 WHIP and 29:11 K:BB across 33.1 big-league innings on the season.
Allard (3-0) struck out four and picked up the win in Friday's 6-3 victory over the Mariners, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk over 5.2 innings.
The rookie pounded the strike zone, firing 70 of his 99 pitches for strikes while coming up one out shy of his second straight quality start. Allard sports a 4.33 ERA and 27:9 K:BB through 27 innings since joining the Texas rotation and has only served up one home run, but his ability to keep the ball in the yard will be put to the test in his next outing Wednesday, on the road against the Yankees.
Allard (2-0) picked up the win Saturday, giving up six hits over 6.1 scoreless innings while striking out a career-high eight in a 4-0 victory over the White Sox.
Chicago hitters couldn't make any kind of hard contact against Allard, as all six hits he allowed were singles -- and three of them didn't even leave the infield. The rookie will take a 4.64 ERA and 23:8 K:BB through 21.1 innings into his next start Friday, at home against the Mariners.
Allard threw five innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Monday, giving up seven runs (six earned) on seven hits over five innings, striking out three and walking two as the Rangers picked up an 8-7 extra-innings victory.
Allard picked up his first big-league win in his last start, but he couldn't keep it rolling, as the Angels blasted him for five of their seven runs in the first inning to ruin any chance he had of salvaging his stat line. He's now yielded 11 earned runs in his 15 innings with the Rangers to leave him with a 6.60 ERA ahead of his next start, which is tabbed for a Saturday road matchup against the White Sox.
Allard (1-0) allowed three runs on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts across 5.2 innings to earn his first victory against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
He fell an out short of a quality start, but he won his first career major-league game. Allard pitched well in his first start last week, but he settled for the no-decision partially because he didn't last five innings. Allard is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 10 innings across two starts this season. He's more valuable in dynasty leagues, but Allard is worth keeping an eye on in all formats moving forward. He will face the Angels next at home Monday.
Allard is listed as the Rangers' probable pitcher for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.
As anticipated, Allard will be granted a second turn through the rotation, despite working only 4.1 innings and giving up two runs on three hits and three walks in his Rangers debut in Milwaukee over the weekend. The 22-year-old lefty has lost some prospect cachet after once being one of the more heralded young pitchers in the Braves organization, but he'll have a longer leash to prove himself at the big-league level with Texas than would have been possible in Atlanta.
Allard didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Brewers, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks over 4.1 innings while striking out seven.
The strikeouts are encouraging, as was the fact that he didn't serve up any home runs in a tough venue at Miller Park, but Allard's debut with Texas wasn't exactly dazzling -- the young lefty threw only 57 of 93 pitches for strikes and exited the game in line for a loss. The performance was likely good enough to keep him in the rotation, though, and Allard will line up to make his next start Wednesday in Toronto.
Allard was called up to start Friday's game at Milwaukee.
Allard was acquired by the Rangers before the July trade deadline and won't have to wait long to debut with his new team. The 21-year-old had a rough three-game stint with the Braves during his first taste of the majors in 2018 and has a 3.99 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 106:38 K:BB over 115 innings at Triple-A this season.
Allard will be called up to start against the Brewers on Friday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Allard didn't look good in his first taste of the big leagues last year in Atlanta, allowing 12 runs (11 earned) in eight innings while posting a 3:4 K:BB. He's still just 21 years old, though, and comes with a fair amount of prospect pedigree. He's not a particularly high strikeout guy, recording a decent but unexciting 21.9 percent strikeout rate en route to a 3.99 ERA in 21 Triple-A starts this season, so he'll have to work to keep the ball in the yard at hitter-friendly Miller Park as well as any upcoming starts at his new home in Texas.
Allard is expected to get an audition in the Rangers' rotation this season, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Allard was acquired from the Braves on Tuesday for reliever Chris Martin (back). He's started 39 times (222.1 innings) at Triple-A Gwinnett over the last two seasons, so an audition at the big-league level is the next step for the left-hander. "He's a young starter who already has significant experience at the upper levels," general manager Jon Daniels said. "His reputation as a competitor is well-known. We look forward to watching him compete as a Ranger." If the Rangers end up dealing Mike Minor, we could see Allard pitch for Texas as soon as next week.
Allard was acquired by the Rangers from the Braves on Tuesday for relief pitcher Chris Martin (back), Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Allard posted a 2.72 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in his first taste of Triple-A last season, but he's had a more difficult time in 2019 with a 4.17 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 98:36 K:BB. The 21-year-old made his major-league debut last season and surrendered 11 runs on 19 hits over three outings, including one start.
Allard tossed his fourth straight quality start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, giving up one run on three hits and two walks over six innings while striking out five.
The 21-year-old lefty hasn't been dominant this year, but Allard now has a 3.75 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 68:29 K:BB through 84 innings. He's been passed up on the Atlanta depth chart by a number of other prospects since being drafted in the first round in 2015, but after making his big-league debut in 2018, he could still factor into the team's plans after the All-Star break if injuries hit the rotation. Per Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Allard could be a candidate to join the big club to make a spot start as soon as Friday against the Mets, in the event Mike Soroka (forearm) needs to be pushed back an additional day or two. Along with Allard, Bryse Wilson and Kyle Wright will also merit consideration if another arm needs to be added to the rotation this week.
The Braves optioned Allard to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.
Allard doesn't have much more to prove in the minors after posting a 2.72 ERA across 19 starts at Gwinnett in 2018, but the young southpaw might not get a look in the big leagues anytime soon with fellow pitching prospects Kyle Wright, Touki Toussaint and Bryse Wilson seemingly passing him up in the organizational pecking order. The 21-year-old's road back to Atlanta will become even more difficult once Mike Foltynewicz (elbow) and Mike Soroka (shoulder) are reinstated from the injured list.
Allard was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday.
Allard will rejoin the big-league club after being shuttled back and forth from Atlanta to Gwinnett throughout the past month. Across three appearances (one start) with the Braves this year, Allard has allowed 11 earned runs on 19 hits and four walks in eight innings of work. There's a chance that he could make a spot start, especially with Anibal Sanchez nursing a hamstring injury, but it's likely that the team will utilize him as a bullpen arm for the final month of the season.
The Braves optioned Allard to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
Allard rejoined the Braves last week but made just one appearance during his latest stint with the big club, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk over an inning of relief Friday against the Rockies. He'll presumably rejoin the Gwinnett rotation with the Braves reinstating Sam Freeman (shoulder) from the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding move.
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