Colorado Rockies sign a depth piece for Triple-A with MLB experience

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 22: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Logan Allen #33 of the Cleveland Guardians in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 22, 2022 in New York City. The Yankees defeated the Guardians 4-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 22: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Logan Allen #33 of the Cleveland Guardians in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 22, 2022 in New York City. The Yankees defeated the Guardians 4-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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The Colorado Rockies have had a lot of injuries to their pitching staff this season, which has depleted the very little depth that they had in the first place. That’s part of the reason why the club signed José Ureña in late May.

The club made a move to get a bit more depth in Triple-A on Sunday with Logan Allen.

The Rockies have signed Logan Allen to a minor-league deal.

The Colorado Rockies signed left-handed pitcher Logan Allen to a minor-league deal on Sunday and he reported to Triple-A Albuquerque. Allen, 25, made his MLB debut with the Padres in 2019 but was traded to Cleveland in the three-team deal that sent Trevor Bauer to Cincinnati.

He has split this season with the Guardians and Orioles, who released Allen a week ago. The lefty has a 5.87 ERA in seven appearances in the majors this season (all in relief). In 2021, Allen made 14 appearances with Cleveland (11 starts) and he had a 6.26 ERA.

Allen was formerly a top prospect, as he was MLB.com’s #74 overall prospect entering the 2019 season. However, his walk rate has skyrocketed since then as has his hit rate. Since he was traded to Cleveland in 2019, he has allowed at least 10 hits per nine innings at each and every level he has appeared at since.

This includes Triple-A Albuquerque as right after he signed, he made his debut with the Isotopes on Sunday. He made the start for the Isotopes and he went three innings. allowing four hits and three runs while walking one and hitting a batter as well.

Perhaps, the Rockies will be able to fix Allen but, at this point, the Rockies need anybody they can get. MLB lefty reliever Lucas Gilbreath hit the injured list on Sunday so the only lefty in Colorado’s bullpen is Austin Gomber.

At Triple-A, they have seven pitchers on the injured list plus Ryan Rolison, who would have been in Triple-A but is on the MLB injured list. He and Peter Lambert would have been the next two players up for starting pitching injuries … but Rolison has been injured all season and Lambert has not made an appearance since June 1.

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