Yankees lose Andrew Velazquez, Greg Allen to waivers

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The Yankees person mislaid a brace of New Yorkers and different midseason spark plug to the waiver wire.

Andrew Velazquez (Angels), Tim Locastro (Red Sox) and Greg Allen (Pirates) were each claimed disconnected waivers Friday, the Yankees announced, arsenic the squad cleared abstraction connected its 40-man roster up of escaped bureau opening Sunday. Catcher Rob Brantly was besides outrighted disconnected the large league roster and onto the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre roster.

Velazquez, the 27-year-old Bronx native, made his interaction felt during an August call-up arsenic helium went beyond conscionable being a feel-good story. The hometown shortstop was promoted to the Yankees aft Gleyber Torres sprained his thumb and played a portion successful the club’s 13-game winning streak. He delivered beardown defense, immoderate timely hitting and his archetypal vocation location tally earlier finishing the play batting .224 with 4 steals successful 28 games.

The Fordham Prep grad besides started the AL wild-card crippled astatine shortstop aft DJ LeMahieu landed connected the injured database and a banged-up Gio Urshela stayed astatine 3rd basal pursuing a dive into the Rays dugout successful the regular-season finale.

Andrew Velazquez; Greg AllenAndrew Velazquez; Greg AllenCharles Wenzelberg (2)

Locastro, the speedy 29-year-old who grew up successful upstate Auburn, played 9 games for the Yankees earlier tearing his ACL portion making a leaping drawback connected July 17. It came little than 3 weeks aft the Yankees had acquired the outfielder from the Diamondbacks for Double-A right-hander Keegan Curtis. 

Allen, 28, deed .270 with an .849 OPS and 5 steals successful 15 games aft being called up successful July during 1 of the Yankees’ COVID-19 outbreaks. The switch-hitting outfielder delivered a spark portion helium was successful the large leagues but past got sent backmost to Triple-A erstwhile the Yankees claimed Jonathan Davis disconnected waivers to pad their outfield depth.