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Red Sox's Greg Allen: Invited to Boston's camp
Allen signed a minor-league contract with Boston on Wednesday and received an invitation to spring training, Kiley McDaniel of ESPN.com reports.
A hamstring injury kept Allen from beginning his 2022 season until after the All-Star break, although he failed to produce much at the plate once he recovered. After slashing just .186/.260/.271 through 134 plate appearances last season, Allen will receive another chance with the Red Sox and attempt to make the MLB roster as an outfield depth piece.... See More ... See Less
Greg Allen: Heads to open market
Allen elected free agency Oct. 6.
The 29-year-old switch-hitting outfielder will presumably have to settle for a minor-league deal in free agency this winter. He logged 134 plate appearances with Pittsburgh in 2022, slashing .186/.260/.271.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Greg Allen: Remains in organization
Allen cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Allen lost his spot on the Pirates' 40-man roster Monday after he hit just .186 with two homers, 17 runs, eight RBI and eight steals over 46 major-league games this year. However, he went unclaimed on waivers and will stay in the organization.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Greg Allen: Cast off 40-man roster
Allen was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Monday.
Allen lost out on regular playing time recently, and he was in the lineup just eight times over the first 23 games in September. He hit just .186 with two homers, 17 runs, eight RBI and eight stolen bases over 46 games this season and will lose his spot on the 40-man roster after Miguel Andujar was added to the active roster.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Greg Allen: Homers, steals eighth base
Allen went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored and a stolen base in a 4-3 loss Sunday against the Cardinals.
Allen singled, stole second and scored in the third and launched his second home run of the season in the ninth. It was just his second start in Pittsburgh's nine games played in September. While he hasn't received much playing time this month, he has been effective when given the opportunity, going 4-for-7 with four runs scored, two extra-base hits and two steals.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Greg Allen: Swipes seventh bag
Allen pinch ran in the ninth inning and stole second base Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Allen was out of the lineup for the fifth time in the team's last six games, as Cal Mitchell and Jack Suwinski have gotten regular run in the outfield. Even so, Allen entered late in the game and proceeded to steal his seventh base of the season. He's produced little else on the campaign, maintaining only a .180/.270/.247 line across 102 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Greg Allen: Loses out on regular role
Allen is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Allen is on the bench for the second straight game, both of which have come with the Pirates opposing right-handed starting pitchers. The switch-hitting outfielder should have a fairly clear path to making starts against left-handed pitching, but Allen looks like he'll cede his spot in the lineup to the lefty-hitting Jack Suwinski versus righties.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Greg Allen: Gets breather Monday
Allen is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers.
The switch-hitting Allen has not done much hitting this season, so with runs at a premium against Brewers starter Corbin Burnes on Monday, he will not be part of the starting nine. Jack Suwinski will enter the lineup in Allen's place.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Greg Allen: Not starting Wednesday
Allen isn't starting Wednesday against Atlanta.
Allen went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Tuesday and will take a seat for the second time in the last three games. Ben Gamel is shifting to right field while Rodolfo Castro enters the lineup at third base.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Greg Allen: Sitting Monday
Allen will sit Monday against Atlanta.
Allen will get a day off Monday after he went 3-for-8 with three runs and three walks in the three-game series with the Reds. Bligh Madris will slide over to right field while Michael Chavis enters the lineup at first base and bats fifth in the series opener.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Greg Allen: Swipes two bases
Allen went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two stolen bases in Friday's 5-4 win over the Reds.
Allen singled and stole a pair of bags in the fifth inning before singling and scoring a run in the seventh. It was just his second multi-hit performance through 23 MLB games this season. He's slashing .183/.256/.268 with six steals and 10 runs scored.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Greg Allen: Gets day off
Allen is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.
Allen started the last six games for the Pirates, but he went just 5-for-22 (.227) over that span, so manager Derek Shelton decided it was time for a day off. Bligh Madris will join the lineup in Allen's place.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Greg Allen: Goes yard in loss
Allen went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Giants.
Allen's seventh-inning blast got the Pirates within a run, but that was as close as they got. The outfielder hasn't done much in the majors this year, but he secured his first multi-hit effort and his first homer Friday. For the season, he's slashing .189/.246/.302 with five RBI, eight runs scored, three stolen bases and three doubles through 57 plate appearances. He's likely to offer more speed than power while holding down a fairly steady role as a fourth outfielder.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Greg Allen: Swipes second bag
Allen went 1-for-3 with a double and a stolen base Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Allen was in the lineup for the fifth time in the last six games and managed to swipe his second bag of the season. He has only seven hits across 45 at-bats this season, though he should be a strong source of stolen bases if he continues to get consistent playing time.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Greg Allen: Returns to reserve role
Allen is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.
The 29-year-old started the past four games with Bryan Reynolds on the paternity list, and Allen will return to the bench Sunday with Reynolds reinstated to the active roster. Allen should continue to see sporadic opportunities as a reserve outfielder.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Greg Allen: Swipes first bag of year
Allen went 1-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a stolen base in Friday's 4-2 extra-inning loss to the Phillies.
After driving in the game's first run with a two-bagger in the third inning, Allen then stole third base for his first pilfer of the season. The journeyman outfielder is on his fourth big-league team in the last three seasons, and a 3-for-21 (.143) start to his Pirates tenure with an 0:8 BB:K isn't making a great case for a consistent role.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Greg Allen: Short-term playing time opens
Allen will start in center field and bat sixth in Thursday's game against the Phillies.
Allen looked primed to operate as a short-side platoon option in the outfield when he was reinstated from the injured list last Friday, but Bryan Reynolds' (personal) move to the paternity list Thursday creates a temporary opening for Allen to see regular work versus right-handed pitching, too. Over his first three games of the season with the Pirates, Allen went 1-for-12 with six strikeouts.... See More ... See Less
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