Rays Claim Brandon Allen

The Rays claimed first baseman Brandon Allen off of waivers from the Athletics, his agency announced on Twitter. Both teams have confirmed that Allen has been claimed. The SFX client had been designated for assignment by the A's last week.

Allen, 26, has a .205/.291/.375 line in 274 career plate appearances with the Diamondbacks and Athletics. The left-handed hitting 2004 draft pick posted a .200/.277/.377 line in 195 MLB plate appearances last year, but has a .268/.355/.489 line in eight minor league seasons.

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8 Comments on "Rays Claim Brandon Allen"

3 years 4 months ago

Nice pick up, wasn’t in love with Miranda as the AAA backup. I guess we became the 2011 D’Backs at 1B at some point though. Where is my Goldschmidt? 

3 years 4 months ago

You get none!

3 years 4 months ago

That makes a lot of sense for them, well done rays. Hopefully he picks up some steam for you guys

3 years 4 months ago

About time someone picked him up. This guy has some pop, if he could only make more consistent contact.

3 years 4 months ago

Derek Shelton is the wrong guy to teach him that.

3 years 4 months ago

Called it!

3 years 4 months ago

I thought Brandon Allen was going to be the next Ryan Howard.

3 years 4 months ago

 Me too, but I feel like that every time someone goes yard in their first AB.