Yankees acquire OF Greg Allen from San Diego

Garrett Stepien
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Greg Allen makes catch at wall
Greg Allen makes catch at wall

The Yankees announced on Thursday afternoon that they acquired outfielder Greg Allen from there Padres, with the deal having been completed on Wednesday

San Diego is receiving LHP James Reeves, a 27-year-old reliever, who spent most of the 2019 season with Double-A Trenton.

The Padres designated Allen, 27, for assignment last Thursday. But the Yankees added him to their 40-man roster.

San Diego acquired Allen from Cleveland in the Aug. 31 trade that dealt RHP Mike Clevinger and RHP Matt Waldron to the Padres for a return of six players.

Allen's move came as a result of the Padres signing Korean INF Ha-Seong Kim to a four-year contract last Thursday.

In 16 games -- all but one of which came while still with Cleveland -- for the 2020 regular season, Allen slashed .154/.281/.308, including a home run and four RBI.

After a 25-game debut in 2017, Allen's numbers for the 2018-19 seasons featured a slash line of .244/.301/.345 and six home runs with 47 RBI and 29 stolen bases.