Greg Allen Is Back In The Bronx | A Speedy Outfielder Who Puts The Ball In Play And Generates Runs Fits The Yankees’ Needs

Greg Allen Is Back In The Bronx | A Speedy Outfielder Who Puts The Ball In Play And Generates Runs Fits The Yankees’ Needs

Greg Allen is back in the Bronx and playing for the New York Yankees, looking to make an impact on the team like he did a few years ago.  On Friday, the Yankees acquired Allen from the Boston Red Sox for a minor league pitcher and cash considerations.



While the Yankees acquired Allen, they designated fellow MLBbro Aaron Hicks to the minors. Hicks has struggled recently, and the Yankees needed to find another option to replace the veteran. 



Allen is no stranger to the Yankees, as he played in 15 games with the team during the 2021 season. He hit .270 with two RBI and five stolen bases during his brief time with the team that season. Before joining the Yankees this season, Allen spent time with the Red Sox’s triple-A affiliate team in Worcester. He appeared in 37 games and hit .250 with two home runs, 15 RBI, and 23 stolen bases.


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This brother is a game changer on the field and the Yankees know how much of a spark he can provide in the lineup. Yankees manager Aaron Boone was glad to have Allen back on the team.

“Switch-hitter, versatility, good at the role, can run,” Boone said about Allen in an article from the New York Post. “He’s very good at doing that as well. He’s played here before and has done a really nice job with us in the past. A chance to add a little bit of depth.”


We covered Allen back in 2021 when he first joined the Yankees. In his first appearance with the Yankees that season, he recorded a hit in his first at-bat and went on a five-game hitting streak.


New York is in a battle in the AL East where every team is over .500. Allen can certainly add value to this team just like he did in 2021. Allen possesses speed and can play the small ball, something the Yankees could take advantage of. He also will add value to the outfield, playing alongside MLBbro Aaron Judge. 



Last season Allen played in 46 games with the Pittsburgh Pirates and only hit .180 with two home runs and eight RBI. This season, Allen will look to be more productive at the plate and also look to wreak havoc on the base paths.


It’s not set in stone how long Allen could be with the Yankees this season, but if he can contribute like he did in 2021, he can find a home with the Yankees throughout the remainder of the season. Allen has the capability to become a mainstay on an MLB team, and the Yankees could be the right fit for the 30-year-old. 


Is this the boost the Yankees need to allow them to get to the top of the standings in the division?


We’ll just have to wait and see if Allen can do what he’s done before. But this MLBbro will make sure that he makes the most of his opportunities out there on the field.