From the Lower Hudson Journal:
The New York Yankees today acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Scott Allen from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for first baseman Juan Miranda.
Allen, 19, went 4-4 with a 4.73 ERA in 16 starts with Single-A South Bend in 2010, striking out 79 batters in 78.0 innings pitched with just 22 walks. He made his professional debut with short-season Single-A Missoula in 2009, going 1-0 with a 0.51 ERA in 12 relief appearances (17.2IP, 1ER). Allen was originally selected by the Diamondbacks in the 11th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft from Lyman High School (Fla.).
Miranda, 27, batted .219 (14-for-64) with three home runs and 10 RBI in 33 games with the Yankees in 2010. In 46 career Major League games over three seasons with the Yankees (2008-10), he has a .253 (21-for-83) batting average with four home runs and 14 RBI. Miranda is one of 15 Cuban-born players to appear in a game for the Yankees. He was originally signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on December 22, 2006.
As I just wrote in the comments yesterday on another post, there was no place for Miranda. He is out of options and if he did not make the Yanks out of spring training next year, the Yanks would have to let him go. With Teixeira at 1B, there isn’t any place for Miranda. Same at DH with Posada. It’s for Miranda’s best. In the past couple days (or in the last week or so) I advocated getting rid of him because there was nothing in NY for him. Get something for him. Nothing personal. Maybe now he’ll get a shot. In NY, he was stuck behind Teixeira and would never get anywhere.
Best to get a body for him instead of nothing.
I wish him well.