D'Backs Calling Up Brandon Allen

RENO - Aces first baseman Brandon Allen will be called up by the Arizona Dimondbacks on Friday.

D'Backs manager Kirk Gibson said they will be active for the team's game against the Dodgers that night. They also place to activate Geoff Blum from the disabled list. It will also spell the end of Wily Mo Pena, who will likely be placed on waivers.

Allen is batting .306 with 18 home runs and 66 RBI this season. He hit a franchise-record 25 homers last year for the Aces.

It'll be the third time he's reached the majors during his career.

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