Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 3:25pm


The New York Yankees acquired outfielder Greg Allen from the San Diego Padres for pitcher James Reeves.

What does it give the New York Yankees
The Yankees appear to be ready to give Clint Frazier full-time status in 2021, which likely means veteran Brett Gardner will not be re-signed this off-season. Allen could then serve a backup role behind Frazier, center-fielder Aaron Hicks and right-fielder Aaron Judge this year.

What does it give the San Diego Padres
The Padres designated Allen for assignment recently, so they did well to get back a future asset in this transaction. Reeves is a journeyman prospect, but his left-handedness and good numbers in the minors give him a chance to become a lefty specialist in MLB.

Fantasy impact
There is no fantasy upside here, as both Allen and Reeves are role players at the highest level.

Player focus

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