Diamondbacks option 1st baseman Brandon Allen to Reno, roster setPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- 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.