Yanks send 1B Miranda to Arizona for RHP Allen

The New York Yankees have traded first baseman Juan Miranda to

Arizona for right-hander Scott Allen.

The 19-year-old Allen was 4-4 with a 4.73 ERA in 16 starts this

year at Class A South Bend with 79 strikeouts and 22 walks in 79

innings.

Miranda, now 27, was signed in December 2006 to a $2.07 million,

four-year contract after playing in Cuba. He never was able to

stick with the big league club, hitting .219 this year with three

homers and 10 RBIs in 64 at-bats. He played 46 big league games

over three seasons, hitting .253 with four homers and 14 RBIs.

The trade Thursday was between Yankees general manager Brian

Cashman and new Arizona GM Kevin Towers, who was an assistant to

Cashman this year.