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