Yankees Acquire Outfielder Greg Allen From Padres

Today, the New York Yankees acquired outfielder Greg Allen from the San Diego Padres. Earlier this week, the Padres designated Allen for assignment.

In the deal, the Yankees sent minor league southpaw James Reeves to the Padres. The Yankees promoted Reeves to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2018 after being drafted in 2015.

The Padres designated Allen for assignment after signing Korean baseball star Ha-Seong Kim. As a matter of fact, Allen joins Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier, Aaron Hicks, and Estevan Florial as outfielders on the 40-man roster.

Allen is likely gonna be a depth player for the Yankees, nothing major. To note, veteran outfielder Brett Gardner remains a free agent.

In 2020, Greg Allen hit .154 with one home run and four runs batted in. Allen isn’t a great hitter but adds speed to the bench. He also adds stellar defense. Allen played 16 games in total, 15 with the Cleveland Indians.

The Padres acquired Allen in the Mike Clevinger trade.

Allen has a career OPS of .641 and stole a career-high 21 bases in 2018. Since then, he has not been able to play consistently.

Greg Allen provides solid depth for the Yankees in the outfield. Especially that Aaron Judge is quite injury prone.

The team has more moves to make though.

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