The Yankees positioned Greg Allen on the 10-day injured checklist over the weekend after the outfielder strained his proper hip flexor. It’s apparently a critical subject, as supervisor Aaron Boone advised reporters this afternoon the membership anticipated Allen to overlook six to eight weeks (through Chris Kirschner of the Athletic).
It’s a tricky break for the switch-hitting outfielder. Allen was seeking to set up himself in a New York outfield that was already with out Harrison Bader and since misplaced Aaron Decide to harm. He’d picked up a homer and a triple inside his first 17 plate appearances since being acquired from the Pink Sox in a minor commerce final month. Allen has had a pair of transient stints with the Yankees over the previous three years and carried out nicely in every, although his total MLB observe document is modest.
In 292 profession video games, he’s a .231/.299/.340 hitter. Allen had some alternatives to carve out a task in Cleveland early in his profession. His current enjoying time has been extra sporadic. He’s typically struggled offensively and is now on a second notable harm in as many seasons. He misplaced a very good chunk of final 12 months with a hamstring harm sustained whereas enjoying for the Pirates.
Whereas the accidents to Decide and Bader are clearly much more vital issues, dropping Allen for an prolonged stretch offers one other hit to a Yankee 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. New York is utilizing Giancarlo Stanton solely at designated hitter for now after an injured checklist stint as a consequence of a hamstring pressure.
Bauers has hit nicely 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 Decide and Bader come again, the Yankees determine to search for methods so as to add to the outfield through commerce this summer time.