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Yankees Get OF Greg Allen From Padres For Lefty James Reeves

Yankees Get OF Greg Allen From Padres For Lefty James Reeves

Switchhitting outfielder Greg Allen was acquired by the New York Yankees from the San Diego Padres on Thursday for lefthander James Reeves.

NEW YORK: Switch-hitting outfielder Greg Allen was acquired by the New York Yankees from the San Diego Padres on Thursday for left-hander James Reeves.

The 27-year-old Allen has a .239 average with eight homers and 57 RBIs in 557 at-bats and 221 games over four seasons with Cleveland (2017-20) and San Diego (2020). Allen hit .154 with one homer and four RBIs in 26 at-bats over 16 games last year. He was designated for assignment on Dec. 31.

A San Diego native, Allen is not yet eligible for salary arbitration.

Reeves, 27, is 20-7 with a 2.30 ERA in 12 starts and 125 relief appearances over five minor league seasons. He did not get in a game last year, when the minor league seasons were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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