The New York Yankees positioned Greg Allen on the 10-day injured record over the weekend after the outfielder strained his proper hip flexor. It’s apparently a critical difficulty, as supervisor Aaron Boone informed reporters on Friday afternoon that the membership anticipated Allen to overlook six-to-eight weeks (via Chris Kirschner of The Athletic).
It’s a troublesome break for the switch-hitting outfielder. Allen was trying to set up himself in a New York outfield that was already with out Harrison Bader and has since misplaced Aaron Choose to harm. He had picked up a homer and a triple over his first 17 plate appearances since being acquired from the Purple Sox in a minor May trade. Allen has had a pair of temporary stints with the Yankees over the previous three years and carried out effectively in every, although his general MLB observe report is a modest one.
In 292 profession video games, he’s a .231/.299/.340 hitter. Allen had some alternatives to carve out a job in Cleveland early in his profession. His current enjoying time has been extra sporadic and he has typically struggled offensively. He’s additionally now on a second notable harm in as many seasons. Allen misplaced a great chunk of final season with a hamstring harm suffered whereas enjoying for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Whereas the accidents to Choose and Bader are clearly way more vital, shedding Allen for an prolonged stretch offers one other hit to a Yankees outfield with few established gamers. New York has a bunch of Willie Calhoun, Jake Bauers, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Oswaldo Cabrera and Billy McKinney to take the reps on the grass. The Yankees are utilizing Giancarlo Stanton completely at designated hitter for now after an harm record stint stemming from a hamstring pressure.
Bauers has hit effectively in restricted enjoying time. Calhoun has been a roughly league common hitter. Kiner-Falefa and Cabrera have struggled, whereas McKinney simply got here up from the minors this week. Even as soon as Choose and Bader return, the Yankees determine to search for methods so as to add to the outfield by way of commerce this summer time.