The New York Yankees have dealt first baseman Juan Miranda to the Diamondbacks for right-hander Scott Allen, according to SI.com. Allen, an 11th round pick in 2009, posted a 4.73 ERA in 16 starts in Class-A this season, a year after posting a 0.51 ERA in 12 games in Low-A.
The Yankees had high hopes for Miranda, but seized at the opportunity to sign Mark Teixeira and he never had time to play regularly. Miranda appeared in 33 games this season for the Yankees, but posted a dismal .219 average.
Miranda did hit .285 in 80 games at Triple-A in 2010, and owns a career .281 average in four minor league seasons. It is possible with the limited depth at the corners for the Diamondbacks that Miranda could win the full-time job in Arizona next season. He may face some competition from Brandon Allen, a former White Sox prospect, who hit .267 with a .393 on-base percentage.