After parts of four seasons with the Cleveland Indians and a brief stint with the Padres, Greg Allen is on his way to the Bronx.
Former Cleveland Indians outfielder Greg Allen has found a new home. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported Tuesday that Allen will be heading to the New York Yankees in a trade between the San Diego Padres and Yankees.
The Indians traded Allen along with starting pitcher Mike Clevinger to the Padres in July in exchange for catcher Austin Hedges, outfielder Josh Naylor, right-handed reliever Cal Quantrill and three prospects. After being traded to San Diego, Allen spent most of the season at the teams’ alternate site as he played just one game in a Padre uniform in which he went 0-1 with two walks and stole a base.
Allen made his MLB debut with the Indians in 2017, playing 25 big league games. He then played 91 in 2018 and 89 in 2019 as he became a platoon member of the Cleveland outfield.
Perhaps his signature moment as an Indian came on May 27 of 2018 when he delivered a walk-off solo home run in the 14th inning against the defending champion Houston Astros. He also went onto hit a game-winning home run in August of 2018 at Fenway Parka against the eventual World Series champion Boston Red Sox.
He played 15 games for the Indians in 2020 prior to the trade in which he slashed .160/.214/.320 with a hoe run and four RBI’s.
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The 27-year-old switch-hitter will compete for a bench spot with the Yankees in spring training where he’ll compete with former Indians first round draft pick Clint Frazier and 30-year-old Mike Tauchman among others.