The Milwaukee Brewers have added a pair of outfielders to their organization. Greg Allen has been signed to a minor league contract and Chris Roller has been acquired from the Guardians in exchange for cash. Both are reporting to Triple-A Nashville and if added to the 40-man roster they will be post-season eligible due to being in the organization prior to the September 1 deadline.
Outfielders Greg Allen and Chris Roller have been acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Greg Allen, a 30 year old who has seven straight seasons of big league stints but just three years of MLB service time, is a switch hitting outfielder whose biggest assets are his speed and glove. He has swiped 48 bases throughout his major league career and has 25 in the minor leagues this season. This year he previously made 22 game appearances with the Yankees but was DFA’d on August 22 and then he elected free agency.
Chris Roller is 26 years old and has not made his MLB debut. He was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017 but was claimed by the Cleveland Guardians a few years ago. This season he has swatted a career best 12 home runs and has a .785 OPS at the Triple-A level. His batting average is a low .222 but he has an excellent eye at the plate for his 55 walks has his on-base percentage at .373.
Both of these signings are depth moves by the Milwaukee Brewers. If no injuries or other concerns arise they both will likely stay put in Triple-A Nashville.
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