The Pirates have claimed outfielder Greg Allen off waivers from the New York Yankees.
Allen, 28, hit .270 (10-for-37) with four doubles, a triple, two RBI and five stolen bases in 15 games with the Yankees this past season. He made eight appearances in right field, five in left field and four in center field during his time in the big leagues from July 16 through August 3.
The switch-hitting Allen also produced a .326 average, 13 doubles, five homers, 28 RBI and 26 stolen bases in 73 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2021.
Originally selected by Cleveland in the sixth round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft out of San Diego State, Allen made his Major League debut with the Indians in 2017. He spent parts of four seasons with the Indians (2017-2020), before being acquired by San Diego as part of a nine-player deal on 8/31/20.
In 236 career games in the Majors, Allen has hit .241 (143-for-594) with 26 doubles, seven triples, eight homers, 59 RBI and 37 stolen bases while making 125 appearances in center field, 85 in left field and 38 in right field.