The Pirates are outrighting infielder Michael Chavis and outfielder Greg Allen to Triple-A Indianapolis, in keeping with the MLB.com transactions log. Chavis and Allen have been each designated for project on Monday so as to make room for catcher Jose Godoy and third baseman/left fielder Miguel Andujar, who Pittsburgh lately claimed off waivers from the Yankees.
Chavis was drafted within the first spherical by the Crimson Sox in 2014, and was Boston’s second-ranked prospect in keeping with Baseball America earlier than being known as as much as the massive leagues in late April of 2019. He had a robust rookie season in Boston, swatting 18 homers and driving in 58 runs in 95 video games. After posting a weak 64 wRC+ in 2020, Chavis bounced between Triple-A Worcester and the Crimson Sox earlier than being traded to the Pirates for lefty reliever Austin Davis. In 2022, Pittsburgh gave Chavis one other likelihood to play each day. His means to play first, second, and third base stored him within the lineup, regardless that he slashed a weak .229/.265/.389. Chavis, age 26, nonetheless could have a while to grow to be a gradual massive leaguer but. His profession 37.4% laborious hit fee is motive for optimism, although golf equipment will wish to see some enchancment in his 31.7% profession Okay% if he’s going to get one other shot within the massive leagues.
Like Chavis, Allen too must enhance on the plate if he’s going to stay within the majors. Initially a Guardians’ sixth rounder, Allen spent components of the 2017-2020 seasons with Cleveland earlier than being shipped to San Diego as a part of the Mike Clevinger package deal. After a cup of espresso with the Yankees in 2021, Allen was claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh, the place he posted a bleak .186/.260/.271 in 46 video games with the Pirates in 2022. Although his profession wRC+ of 72 leaves loads to be desired, Allen charges extremely as a left fielder and has confirmed himself a succesful base stealer, swiping 21 luggage in simply 95 video games in 2018. Allen, age 30, is arbitration eligible for the primary time subsequent season, which means that he’ll seemingly must display some marked enchancment as a hitter earlier than a membership will give him a chance.
Now that each Chavis and Allen have accrued three years of main league service time and should not on a 40-man roster, they’ll change into free brokers after the 2022 season.