Orioles claim Logan Allen off waivers from Cleveland

Former Cleveland Guardians left-handed pitcher Logan Allen has been claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles.

Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the eighth round of the 2015 draft, Allen was traded to the Padres as part of the Craig Kimbrel trade in 2015.

The southpaw was ranked as the 74th best prospect in all of baseball in 2019, according to MLB Pipeline.

Making his major league debut in June of 2019 with the Padres, Allen would go 2-3 across eight games, with four of those games being starts. He would pitch 25.1 innings, collecting a 6.75 ERA.

In July of 2019, Allen would be dealt to the Cleveland Guardians as part of a three-team trade, the main piece of the trade sending Trevor Bauer to the Reds. Allen has been involved in two big trades involving high-end players.

Over his career with the Guardians, Allen went 3-7 with a 3.54 ERA across 22 games. He would start 11 games in 2021, but his performance has been stronger out of the bullpen.

This season alone, Allen has pitched in four games with a 1-0 record across six innings with six strikeouts.

Allen will now join the Orioles’ organization to provide depth out of the bullpen and providing the ability to start in a pinch. It’s time to fly and join Birdland as the newest member of the organization for Allen, as he joins one of the top pitching staffs in the league.

Welcome to Birdland, Logan Allen!

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