D-backs option 1B Allen to Reno, roster set

The Arizona Diamondbacks optioned first baseman Brandon Allen

and reliever Esmerling Vasquez to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday to

finalize their opening day roster.

The team outrighted infielder Tony Abreu and released reliever

Carlos Rosa for the purpose of selling him to a Japanese team.

Allen, who also can play in the outfield, had been in a

three-way competition with Russell Branyan and Juan Miranda at

first base. Branyan, who had a big spring, made the opening roster

with Miranda.