On Wednesday afternoon, it was reported that the the Padres had traded outfielder Greg Allen to the Yankees in exchange for reliever Jeremy Reeves.
The 27-year old Allen was originally acquired by San Diego in their trade for pitcher Mike Clevinger. He appeared in just one game for the Padres where he stole a base and scored a lone run. In his career, Allen has slashed .239/.298/.343 across four seasons.
The left-handed Reeves was a 10th-round pick by the Yankees back in the 2015 MLB draft out of The Citadel. In five seasons at the minor league level — mainly as a reliever — he had a 2.30 ERA.
Here’s what our very Andrew Mearns, writer at Pinstripe Alley, had to say about the young pitcher:
“As for the pitcher the Yankees sent to San Diego in the trade, Reeves is just a few months younger than Allen and has only appeared in one game above Double-A. Primarily a lefty reliever in the minors, he was drafted out of The Citadel in 2015 and last recorded a 1.87 ERA, 0.995 WHIP, and 11.1 K/9 in 33 games between Trenton and Tampa in 2019, albeit with only decent control (3.5 BB/9). Given that he’ll turn 28 in June and has minimal experience against MLB-caliber hitters, Reeves was expendable in exchange for big league depth.”
Yesterday, the #Padres acquired LHP James Reeves from the New York Yankees in exchange for OF Greg Allen.— San Diego Padres (@Padres) January 7, 2021