Nick Allen was playing second base at Wolff Stadium on Wednesday night, just four days after helping Team USA clinch a spot in the Olympics.
Allen was a starting shortstop and played in all four Team USA games in the Olympic qualifying tournament that concluded over the weekend.
The No. 3 Oakland A’s prospect is now with the Double-A Midland RockHounds, who are playing a six-game series through Sunday against the San Antonio Missions. Allen was the leadoff batter and had a single, walk, stolen base and run scored on Wednesday.
Allen is listed as a shortstop by the A’s system. The 22-year-old is batting .270 in 19 games with Midland in his first season above Class A. He was a third-round draft pick by the A’s in 2017 as a high school player in San Diego.