The Yankees added some outfield depth by trading for outfielder Greg Allen, a source confirmed.
The speedy Allen, a switch-hitter, was designated for assignment by the Padres earlier in the week. The Yankees sent 27-year-old left-hander James Reeves to San Diego in the deal.
Reeves, a 10th-round pick by the Yankees in 2015, reached Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2018.
Allen, also 27, was DFA’d by the Padres to make room on their 40-man roster for Ha-Seong Kim, an infielder from South Korea signed by the Padres.
Allen joins Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier, Mike Tauchman and Estevan Florial as outfielders on the Yankees’ 40-man roster.
Brett Gardner remains a free agent, as much of the Yankees’ offseason remains on hold as they wait on DJ LeMahieu’s free-agency decision.
Allen played in just one game for San Diego following his trade from Cleveland in the deal that also sent Mike Clevinger to the Padres. He appeared in 15 games for the Indians prior to the trade.
The light-hitting Allen has a career OPS of .641 and stole a career-high 21 bases in 2018.