April 26, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA;Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Brandon Allen (19) at bat against the Los Angeles Angels at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Los Angeles Angels 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
The Tampa Bay Rays have designated first baseman/outfielder Brandon Allen for assignment, according to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times. The Rays made the move official today after activating Allen from the 15-day disabled list.
#Rays have reinstated Brandon Allen from the DL and designated him for assignment— Joe Smith (@TBTimesRays2) June 6, 2012
Allen appeared in four games for the Rays before hitting the DL with a strained right quadriceps. Over his 13 at-bats with the Rays, Allen went 2-13 with a home run and three RBIs.
Allen started the season with the Oakland Athletics, who acquired the 26-year-old from the Arizona Diamondbacks last July. Before he was designated for assignment by the A’s, Allen had only appeared in three games, going 0-7 over that span.
2011 was Allen’s most extensive stint in the majors. Over his 175 at-bats with the Diamondbacks and A’s Allen hit at a clip of .200/.277/.377 with 17 extra-base hits and 18 RBIs. Allen is a career .268/.355/.488 hitter over nine seasons in the minors.