Diamondbacks bring back LHP Logan Allen on minor league deal

Jun 16, 2024, 1:10 PM

Logan Allen...

Logan Allen #22 of the Arizona Diamondbacks looks on after allowing a three-run homerun to Jake Cronenworth #9 of the San Diego Padres during the fourth inning of a game at Petco Park on June 08, 2024 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed left-hander Logan Allen to a minor league contract on Sunday, according to the transactions log. The club assigned him to Triple-A Reno, where he suited up to start Sunday’s game.

The D-backs designated Allen for assignment last weekend in a roster shuffle that brought back Tommy Henry.

He cleared waivers and returned to the organization for depth, which is particularly useful given the slew of pitching injuries.

Arizona opted for a bullpen game with Henry as bulk Saturday in a 9-2 loss to the White Sox, and no decisions have been made in regards to that spot in the rotation next time through, manager Torey Lovullo said.

Allen had settled into a bulk innings reliever role with the D-backs this season. He had a 3.67 ERA and 3.85 FIP in the role before his last appearance when he allowed six earned runs against the San Diego Padres on June 8.

“It’s a great luxury I have that knowing he’s as versatile as he is and he can go long and carry a lot, gives us a lot of coverage,” Lovullo said of Allen on June 3.

Allen has given the D-backs 28 innings, tied with Ryan Thompson for most by any reliever on the team. Bryce Jarvis has 39.1 innings logged.

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