Greg Allen recently received the news he’s been waiting to hear all season. On July 16, the New York Yankees promoted four players from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Allen was one of those players.
Everyone has a different path to the league. The Yankees needed to add some players after three players were placed on the COVID-19 injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus.
The outfielder made his season debut that same day and he made the most out of his one at bat. He recorded a single in his first plate appearance as a Yankee.
In fact, he’s given the Yankees offense a boost against Boston, hitting safely in three straight games.
Greg Allen has the Yankees first hit of the night as he doubles to raise his average to .667 this season pic.twitter.com/HDMLXWf2Zy
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) July 18, 2021
Allen couldn’t have scripted a better start as he tries to make himself a mainstay on a Yankees team that needs some new juice.
Allen is in his fifth MLB season. He began his career in 2017 with the Cleveland Indians.
He had his best season statistically in 2018 when he batted .257 with 68 hits and 20 RBI through 91 games.
Before being called up by the Yankees, Allen hit .272 in 36 games with the Triple-A affiliate team.
— MLB (@MLB) May 27, 2018
During the offseason, the Yankees wanted to add depth to their outfield. The Yankees made the move to acquire the switch-hitting outfielder from the San Diego Padres.
With high-priced talent all over the roster, the Yankees never knew how much they’d need Allen right now.
Allen has experience playing each position in the outfield. His ability to play multiple positions will allow the Yankees to move him around accordingly.
Before joining the Yankees, Allen hit .239 in 221 games played in the MLB.
Through 223 games, he’s now hitting .241 at the plate.
During his time in Cleveland, Allen made a name for himself from the social justice movement and the numerous protests that occurred in 2020.
“I definitely have hope, hope for our country, hope for the people even in today’s world, even in this current generation, that we have the ability to effect change,” Allen told Cleveland.com in 2020. “It’s not something that can happen overnight. I can’t sit here and tell you that I have all the answers. I don’t think any one person can. I think it’s going to take a collective effort.”
Allen added, “It’s really just understanding just that human, core level, the world that we live in. We’re all in this together. And the only way this gets better is by relying on one another.”
Allen used his platform to address his thoughts on what was going on in the world at that time and he was not afraid to speak out.
While playing baseball is important to him, finding ways to help make this world a better place is also important to him as well.
Now that he’s with the Yankees, he’ll look to make an impact on and off the field.
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