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“He’ll definitely help the bullpen,” Putz said. “He’s a guy that can pitch in many different situations, and he kills righties. He just gives Gibby another weapon to mix and match to get to David (Hernandez) and myself, so it’s a good move.”

The 25-year-old Allen batted .306 with 18 homers and 66 RBIs for Triple-A Reno. Three of his five hits in 11 games with the Diamondbacks this season are homers, one of which traveled an estimated 455 feet on July 19 at Chase Field against Milwaukee. But he’s hitting only .172, and struck out his final two times up with the Diamondbacks in Saturday’s 6-4 win.

“It’s the deadline, so there was a lot of talking going around. But I hadn’t heard anything about myself, so it’s a little shocking,” Allen said. “I had a good opportunity here, and hopefully I can take advantage if I can get an opportunity over there and do well. The only way to look at it is that somebody wants you and appreciates what you can offer.”

Norberto, 24, appeared in 33 games with the Diamondbacks last season and was 0-2 with a 5.85 ERA. He is 6-2 with a 4.25 ERA and one save for Reno this year.

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