The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday that they acquired infielder Juan Miranda from the New York Yankees for right-handed pitcher Scott Allen.
Miranda, 27, owns a .253 average (21 for 83) with four home runs and 14 RBIs in 46 games over parts of three seasons with the Yankees. He hit .219 (14 for 64) with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 33 games in the majors last season. Over parts of four seasons in the Yankees farm system, he has a .281 average (431 for 1535) with 62 home runs and 273 RBI in 423 games. Miranda was signed by the Yankees as an undrafted free agent on Dec. 22, 2006.
Allen, 19, compiled a 5-4 record and 3.95 ERA (42 ER in 95.2 IP) with 29 walks and 95 strikeouts in 28 games (16 starts) over parts of two seasons in the Diamondbacks organization. He posted a 4-4 record and 4.73 ERA (41 ER in 78.0 IP) with 22 walks and 79 strikeouts in 16 starts with Single-A South Bend this season. Allen was selected by the Diamondbacks in the 11th round of the 2009 draft.