The Braves traded the lefty Allard to the Rangers for right-handed reliever Chris Martin on July 30. Since then, Allard has made one start, Aug. 3 for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. He pitched five innings, allowing four hits and no runs. He walked two and struck out eight.
For the Gwinnett Stripers this season, Allard was 7-5 with a 4.17 ERA. Opposing batters hit .284 against him, and he gave up 15 home runs in 110 innings pitched.