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.

8 Responses to Rays Claim Brandon Allen Leave a Reply

  1. joeybw 3 years 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? 

  2. Snoochies8 3 years ago

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

  3. wadebets 3 years ago

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

    • Dynasty22 3 years ago

      Derek Shelton is the wrong guy to teach him that.

  4. diesel2410 3 years ago

    Called it!

  5. Maharg23 3 years ago

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

    • BradyAnderson 3 years ago

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

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