Chad Allen

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John Chad Allen

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Chad Allen won a bronze medal for the United States at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He returned to Team USA in 2006 for the Americas qualifier for the 2008 Olympics and hit .250/.387/.500 while rotating in left field with Billy Butler and in right field with Skip Schumaker.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Allen in the 38th round of the 1993 Amateur Draft from Duncanville High School, but he opted to attend college instead. Three years later the Minnesota Twins drafted him in the 4th round of the 1996 Amateur Draft from Texas A&M University. Allen reached the major leagues in 1999 and played for the Twins the whole season. Over the next six years he split each season between the majors and minor leagues. For the major league portion of his career, Allen hit .269/.321/.389 while appearing in 267 games.

Allen testified during George Mitchell's investigation on PEDs as part of a deal with US authorities. He had been providing them information about Internet drug mills.

After several years away from baseball, Allen returned to the Twins organization as a hitting coach with the New Britain Rock Cats in 2013-2014. He was the hitting coach for the Chattanooga Lookouts in 2015 and the Rochester Red Wings in 2016-2018. After the 2015 season he served as the hitting coach for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League. In 2019 Allen moved to the Chicago Cubs organization as hitting coach for the Tennessee Smokies. He was scheduled to return to Tennessee in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to COVID-19. Allen coached the Smokies again in 2021 and appears to have started the 2022 season with them, but the latter could not be confirmed.

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