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Cody Allen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: High Point
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Cody Allen pitched a perfect ninth inning to close out Saturday's 2-0 win over the Red Sox.
Allen entered in the ninth with the Indians holding a 2-0 lead. He made sure things stayed that way, recording three quick outs (one strikeout) to secure his 33rd save this season. He's 33-for-37 in save chances and holds a 3.03 ERA and 98/25 K/BB ratio over 68 1/3 innings. Oct 3 - 11:06 PM

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Cody Allen said he "would absolutely love" to sign a long-term deal with the Indians.

Allen won't hit free agency until 2019 so a long-term deal probably isn't high on the Indians' to-do list. With that said, he's proven that he can be a top-tier closer, converting 32 of 36 save chances this year with an elite 12.97 K/9. An extension could also allow the Indians to get Allen at a cheaper cost during his arbitration years.
Oct 3 - 9:07 PM

Cody Allen worked a scoreless ninth inning in Sunday's 6-3 win against the White Sox to earn his 31st save.

Allen needed only seven pitches, striking out Gordon Beckham, getting Carlos Sanchez to ground out, and striking out Adam Eaton. He's had some shaky moments, but he's cleaned up his act over the last month. On the season, Allen stands with a 3.25 ERA and a 94/25 K/BB ratio in 63 2/3 innings while converting 31 of 35 save attempts.
Sep 20 - 5:12 PM

Cody Allen bent but didn't break in the ninth inning to pick up his 30th save as the Indians beat the White Sox 6-4 on Wednesday.

Allen allowed a leadoff double to Avisail Garcia followed by an RBI single to Trayce Thompson. The right-hander bounced back with consecutive strikeouts of Alexei Ramirez and Mike Olt before getting Tyler Flowers to ground out to end the game. Allen is 30-for-33 in save chances this year with a 3.51 ERA and an 87/24 K/BB ratio in 59 innings.
Sep 9 - 11:22 PM

Cody Allen nailed down his 30th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in Monday's win over the White Sox.

Allen made it a little interesting after his wild pitch following a Trayce Thompson single put the tying run in scoring position with two outs. But, he escaped the jam by getting Geovany Soto to ground out to end it. Allen ended May with a 5.24 ERA, but he has a 2.27 mark since and has struck out 85 over 58 frames.
Sep 7 - 5:02 PM

Cody Allen got the final four outs of Monday's 4-2 win against the Blue Jays, earning his 28th save in the process.

Allen entered with a runner on first base and two outs in the eighth inning, but allowed a double and an intentional walk to load the bases. He bounced back to strike out Justin Smoak to end the frame. In the ninth, Allen worked around two one-out singles with a Ben Revere foul out and a Josh Donaldson strikeout to finalize the game. The right-hander is 28-for-31 in save situations this season with a 3.54 ERA and an 84/24 K/BB ratio in 56 innings.
Aug 31 - 10:15 PM

Cody Allen blew a save in spectacular fashion against the Angels on Wednesday, allowing three runs, all with two outs, in a walk-off loss.

Allen was tasked with protecting a two-run lead and was an out away with just one runner on before he walked Erick Aybar and Conor Gillaspie, served up a two-run single to C.J. Cron and threw a wild pitch to allow the winning run to score. The blown save was Allen's third of the season, but it was the fifth time in eight appearances that he's allowed runs. Allen is now 1-4 with a 4.12 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the year.
Aug 5 - 6:54 PM

Cody Allen set the Angels down in order for his 22nd save in Tuesday's 2-0, 12-inning win.

In the 12th inning, after the Indians had taken a 2-0 lead, Allen fanned David DeJesus and Kole Calhoun consecutively before getting Mike Trout to ground out to end the game. The right-hander has struggled, particularly recently, but is 22-for-24 in save situations on the year with a 3.56 ERA and a 66/17 K/BB ratio over 43 innings.
Aug 5 - 1:48 AM

Cody Allen notched a one-out save Friday against the Athletics.

Allen got the call with two outs in the ninth after Danny Salazar gave up a double to Ben Zobrist and hit Billy Butler with a pitch. He managed to get Ike Davis to foul out to third base to end the ballgame. Allen is 19-for-20 in save opportunities to go along with a 3.13 ERA and 58/17 K/BB ratio over 37 1/3 innings. He has pitched in three straight games, so Indians manager Terry Francona could turn to Bryan Shaw in a possible save opportunity on Saturday.
Jul 10 - 11:47 PM

Cody Allen (back) converted his 17th save of the season on Wednesday night against the Astros.

Allen needed only 10 pitches and still struck out one of the three batters he faced in a perfect ninth frame. He had been unavailable for a couple of days due to a stiff back. It's obviously nothing to be worried about.
Jul 9 - 8:52 AM

Cody Allen was unavailable to pitch Tuesday due to a stiff back.

Bryan Shaw earned the save in Allen's place. Allen should be ready to go in a day or two, but those in leagues with daily transactions might want to scoop up Shaw.
Jul 7 - 11:05 PM

Cody Allen struck out all three batters he faced and notched his 15th save of the season in Thursday's 5-4, 10-inning win over the Rays.

After a solo homer by Mike Aviles in the top of the 10th inning put the Indians ahead 5-4, Allen entered and shut down the Rays without issue. He's been fanning batters at a fantastic clip this season and holds a 55/15 K/BB ratio over 34 innings. His 3.44 ERA is higher than you'd like for a closer, but he's 15-for-16 in save chances nonetheless.
Jul 2 - 3:40 PM

Cody Allen came into Thursday's game in the fifth inning after a rain delay and got four outs against the Cubs.

Credit Terry Francona for some creative usage tonight. Rain delayed the game with the bases loaded and two outs in a 3-3 game in the fifth, so instead of turning the contest over to a middle man, Francona went right to his best reliever to get out of the jam. Allen did that and stayed in to pitch a scoreless sixth in a game the Indians went on to win 4-3. It's just too bad Allen doesn't get credit for a save; he did more to earn one tonight than he does in most games.
Jun 19 - 12:08 AM

Cody Allen notched his 13th save of the season Saturday in the Indians' defeat of the Orioles.

Allen gave up a one-out walk to Chris Davis, but he struck out the other two batters he faced. Davis was retired on a strike 'em out, throw 'em out to end the game. Allen has posted some ugly rate stats this season, but he's been much better lately.
Jun 6 - 7:16 PM

Cody Allen threw a perfect ninth inning against the Royals on Tuesday to earn his 12th save of the season.

Allen struck out two in the scoreless inning. The right-hander appears over his early struggles, having converted nine straight save opportunities. Allen owns a still-unsightly 5.01 ERA and 1.50 WHIP but has a 34/13 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings on the year.
Jun 3 - 12:25 AM

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