Allen will be optioned to Triple-A Columbus after he lasted 1.1 innings and gave up six runs on five hits and a walk during his start Wednesday in Cleveland's 10-2 loss to Minnesota, Joe Noga of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Heading into the outing, Allen's was already hanging on to his rotation spot by a thread after he posted a 6.91 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over his first four starts. He quickly squandered any remaining goodwill Wednesday, serving up home runs to three of the first four batters he faced. After getting out of the first inning down 4-0, Allen retired only one of the three batters he faced in the top of the second before he was mercifully yanked from the contest. With the minor-league season set to begin next week, Cleveland will send Allen to Columbus to work on the command issues that have plagued him so far in 2021. Long reliever Cal Quantrill looks like the top candidate to replace Allen as Cleveland's No. 5 starter.
Allen (1-3) took the loss Friday, allowing four runs on five hits and a walk in 2.1 innings versus the Yankees. He struck out one.
Cleveland gave Allen a 3-0 cushion after the first inning, but he gave it back in the second on home runs by Aaron Hicks and Rougned Odor. Giancarlo Stanton then hit a go-ahead homer in the third inning before Phil Maton relieved Allen. Through four starts, Allen has a 6.28 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 11:6 K:BB across 14.1 innings. He'll try to keep the ball in the yard Wednesday versus the Twins.
Allen (1-2) took the loss Friday as Cleveland fell 10-3 to the Reds, coughing up five runs (four earned) on three hits over two-plus innings. He struck out two.
After tossing two perfect innings to begin the game, the wheels came off for Allen in the third following a Jose Ramirez error as he hit a batter and unleashed a wild pitch, with all five of the runners that reached against him eventually coming around to score. The rookie southpaw now carries a 5.25 ERA through three starts, but his 1.25 WHIP is a little more palatable. Allen faces a tough test in his next outing, set for Thursday at home against the Yankees.
Allen (1-1) allowed one run on two hits and three walks while fanning five across five innings in Sunday's win over the Tigers.
Allen gave up two runs across five innings in the season opener, but he limited the damage to just one run in this one, and that was enough for him to clinch his first win of the campaign. He owns a 10:5 K:BB through his first 10 innings of the season.
Allen (0-1) took the loss after allowing two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five across five innings Monday against the Royals.
Allen turned in a decent first outing of the 2021 campaign, with his lone blemish occurring in the second inning on a two-run blast. Unfortunately for the southpaw, the Cleveland offense failed to put any runs up on the scoreboard. Allen will search for his first victory in his next scheduled start, which lines up for Sunday against the Tigers.
Allen will pitch April 5 against the Royals, though it's undecided if he'll start or follow an opener, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
The 23-year-old has secured a spot in Cleveland's rotation to open the season, but the team is still deliberating about whether to utilize him as a bulk pitcher or traditional starter. Regardless, Allen should see significant innings to begin the season after allowing one run with an 18:3 K:BB over 14 innings during spring training.
Allen will likely begin the regular season in Cleveland's starting rotation, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
Manager Terry Francona has yet to officially announce his starting rotation, but Allen's usage in recent spring games suggests that he could be in line for the fifth rotation spot. Allen tossed five scoreless innings while striking out seven in Friday's spring win over the Rockies, while right-hander Cal Quantrill only threw one inning in relief. Allen has made four spring appearances (two starts) and has posted a 0.64 ERA and 18:3 K:BB in 14 innings.
Allen gave up two runs on three hits with two walks and six strikeouts over 4.2 innings in a "B" game Saturday against the Mariners, MLB.com reports.
Meanwhile Cal Quantrill struggled by giving up six runs in his spring start against the White Sox. However, Quantrill was given the major-league start, so he could still be seen ahead in the competition for a rotation spot. Allen has outperformed Quantrill in the battle for the fifth starter role by allowing one run in nine innings with 11 strikeouts and one walk in major-league games. Still, Cleveland may not decide the final rotation spot until the final week of spring training.
Allen has given up one run on two hits and zero walks while striking out eight over five innings (two appearances) this spring.
Allen is battling for one of Cleveland's final two rotation spots, and so far he has been hard to overlook. Per Joe Noga of Cleveland.com, Allen came to camp in much better shape than in previous years, supposedly shedding 35 pounds over the offseason. His slider has been the key to his success this spring, as it has been more crisp than in prior years thanks to a new grip, and has been a major problem thus far for right-handed hitters. Cleveland has not tipped its hand, but the expectation is that Triston McKenzie will be the No. 4 starter while Allen and Cal Quantrill compete for the final spot. Allen has had better results than Quantrill, but Quantrill had a better track record prior to this small Cactus League sample.
Allen was optioned to the alternate training site Sunday.
Allen joined the big-league club Friday and delivered three scoreless during Saturday's contest, but he'll return to the alternate site in favor of a fresh arm. Adam Cimber was recalled in a corresponding move.
Allen was recalled from Cleveland's alternate training site Friday.
Allen was on Cleveland's taxi squad and will join the active roster in advance of the final series of the regular season. Allen appeared in two games during his stint with the team in August, allowing four runs on nine hits with a 3:6 K:BB over 7.2 innings.
Allen was optioned to the Indians' alternate training site Monday.
Allen made two relief appearances since joining the major-league roster Aug. 11, and he allowed four runs on nine hits and six walks while striking out three over 7.2 innings. The southpaw will attempt to sort things out at the alternate training site. Catcher Sandy Leon (personal) was activated in a corresponding move.
Allen was recalled from the Indians' alternate training site Tuesday.
Allen began the season at the alternate camp, but he'll join Cleveland's pitching staff after Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac were placed on the restricted list Tuesday. Allen made nine major-league appearances (four starts) last season, posting a 6.18 ERA and 17:13 K:BB over 27.2 innings.
Allen was reassigned to the Indians' alternate training site Friday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Allen was able to compete for a major-league roster spot in spring training and summer camp, but he'll find himself on the outside looking in ahead of the regular season. However, the 23-year-old could be one of Cleveland's top options to fill in if its pitching staff suffers injuries. Allen posted a 6.18 ERA and 1.77 WHIP over nine appearances (four starts) with the Padres and Indians last season.
Allen was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday.
Allen was in camp competing for a spot at the back of Cleveland's rotation, but his slim chance got even slimmer once the delayed season gave Mike Clevinger time to recover from his knee injury by the time play resumes. With a career 4.76 ERA in 107.2 Triple-A innings to go with his 6.18 ERA in 27.2 big-league innings, he has more to prove at the highest levels before being trusted as a fantasy option.
Allen was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday.
Allen will head back to the minors after being recalled Wednesday and allowing three hits and three strikeouts over 2.1 innings against the Red Sox. The 22-year-old carries a 5.48 ERA through 64 innings pitched at the Triple-A level this season. Right-hander Phil Maton was recalled from Columbus in a corresponding move.
The Indians recalled Allen from Triple-A Columbus prior to Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.
The other piece involved in the three-team deadline deal that also landed Franmil Reyes and Yasiel Puig in Cleveland, Allen will move up to the big club for the first time since that July 30 trade. While the Indians intend to continue developing Allen as a starter, he'll presumably work out of the bullpen in what will likely be a short stay in Cleveland. The Tribe optioned one of its other long-relief options in Josh D. Smith to Triple-A to clear a spot on the active roster for Allen.
Allen and Franmil Reyes were acquired by the Indians from the Padres on Tuesday in a three-team trade that sends Trevor Bauer to the Reds, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Allen was optioned to Triple-A over the weekend and will finish his Padres tenure with a 6.75 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 14:13 K:BB over 25.1 innings. The Padres will receive outfield prospect Taylor Trammell in return, while Yasiel Puig will also join the Indians from the Reds. Allen has pitched as both a starter and a reliever with the Padres but seems likely to be used out of the bullpen for the Indians, at least for this season.
Allen was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Saturday.
Allen is likely unavailable to pitch for a few days after tossing five innings across three appearances over the past four days, so he'll head back to the minors in exchange for a fresh bullpen arm (Robbie Erlin). The rookie owns a 6.75 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 14:13 K:BB in 25.1 innings with the Padres this season.
Allen (2-3) allowed a solo home run and a walk in one inning of relief Friday. He took the loss as the Padres fell 2-1 to the Giants.
Allen allowed the go-ahead homer to Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval in the 11th inning, which ultimately counted as the decisive swing of the game. Allen has a 6.75 ERA and 1.78 WHIP over eight appearances (four starts) this season. He's currently being used in a bullpen role, but he's struggled to find success regardless of his usage this year.
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|04/23||vs NYY||L 3-5||1||2.1||5||4||1||1|
|04/16||@ CIN||L 3-10||1||2.0||3||3||0||2|
|04/11||vs DET||W 5-2||1||5.0||2||1||3||5|
|04/05||vs KC||L 0-3||1||5.0||5||2||2||3|
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|2015||R-Gcl Red Sox||20.0||7||7||0||0||0||0||24||1||12||0.90||0.650|
|2016||ASX-Tri-City Dust Devils||2.1||1||1||0||0||1||0||4||1||4||8.57||2.381|
|2016||AFX-Fort Wayne TinCaps||54.0||15||11||0||3||4||0||47||22||48||3.33||1.296|
|2017||AFX-Fort Wayne TinCaps||68.1||13||13||0||5||4||0||85||26||49||2.12||1.101|
|2017||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||56.2||11||10||0||2||5||0||57||18||60||4.00||1.388|
|2018||AAX-San Antonio Missions||121.0||20||19||0||10||6||0||125||38||89||2.75||1.050|
|2018||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||27.2||5||5||0||4||0||0||26||13||21||1.65||1.250|
|2019||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||57.2||13||13||0||4||3||0||63||22||61||5.19||1.451|