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Brandon Allen intriguing in deep leagues

Updated: August 15, 2011, 11:51 AM ET
By Eric Karabell

Oakland Athletics first baseman Brandon Allen had three hits and scored twice Sunday, batting eighth against Texas Rangers lefty Matt Harrison. Allen, acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Brad Ziegler trade, was called up from the minors over the weekend, where his power has been evident. The Athletics might opt to keep playing Conor Jackson, but if they let Allen play, watch his progress for deeper leagues.

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