Pirates claim Yankees outfielder off waivers
According to multiple reports, the Pirates have picked up a former New York Yankees outfielder off waivers.
Fan Pirates insider Jason Mackey of the Post-Gazette says that the Pirates claimed Greg Allen.
The Pirates confirmed the transaction Friday afternoon.
Allen played in 15 games for the Yankees last year, hitting .270 in 49 plate appearances with 10 hits.
Four of those hits were doubles and one was a triple. He had two RBI, walked five times and went 5-for-5 in stolen base attempts.
Picked in the 6 th round of the 2014 MLB draft by Cleveland, Allen debuted for the now Guardians in 2017.
Baseball-References projects that the 29-year-old will hit .235 in 233 plate appearances in 2022 with 28 hits, 10 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 24 RBI.