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Cody Allen | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: High Point
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 23 (0) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Indians and RHP Cody Allen avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $10.575 million contract.
It was Allen's third year of arbitration eligibility and the Cleveland closer receives a sizable raise from his 2017 salary of $7.35 million. The 29-year-old has saved 30 games or more in each of the last three seasons for the Indians, and last year he registered a 2.94 ERA along with 92 strikeouts in 67 1/3 innings. He'll once again be Cleveland's primary ninth-inning man in 2018, with an even more lucrative first foray into free agency potentially looming next winter. Jan 10 - 9:05 PM

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Cody Allen notched his 30th save on the final day of the regular season Sunday with a scoreless ninth inning against the White Sox..

Allen struck out a pair and needed just nine pitches to get through the frame. He’s now reached the 30-save mark in three straight seasons. The 28-year-old finishes the regular season with a 2.94 ERA and 92/21 K/BB ratio over 67 1/3 innings. He’ll now turn his attention to the ALDS.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:41:00 PM

Cody Allen nailed down his 29th save of the year on Sunday afternoon against the Mariners.

Allen retired all three batters he faced, two via strikeout, to seal a 4-2 victory for Cleveland. The 28-year-old closer boasts a 2.81 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 86/21 K/BB ratio in 64 innings this season.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 07:18:00 PM

Cody Allen, who admitted to some arm soreness earlier in the week, gave up a single and a homer to the only two batters he faced to lose Friday's game against the Mariners.

The Indians only revealed Allen's soreness today after he was surprisingly held out of a second straight game Thursday. In light of his performance tonight, it should be viewed as a serious concern now. Either Andrew Miller or Bryan Shaw could be asked to close tomorrow.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 01:27:00 AM

Cody Allen was given another day off on Thursday, allowing Tyler Olson to pick up a save in a three-run game against the Angels.

It was no surprise to see Allen held out Wednesday, but today's absence was disappointing and might be a reason for concern, even though Terry Francona indicated afterwards that it was just a day off. Allen did pitch four times in six days before getting the last two days off. Andrew Miller worked the seventh tonight, as the Indians continue to structure his workload with the goal of getting him ready for October.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 07:42:00 PM

Cody Allen picked up his 28th save of the year in a 3-2 victory over Kansas City on Sunday.

Allen came in with two outs in the eighth, and dominated the Kansas City lineup by getting strikeouts with three of the four outs. The only blemish was a single. His ERA now sits at 2.47, and he's struck out 84 hitters in 62 innings.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 04:52:00 PM

Cody Allen earned his 27th save of the season Wednesday in the Indians' defeat of the Tigers.

Allen retired all three batters he faced in the top of the ninth inning to seal Cleveland's 21st consecutive victory. The 28-year-old closer boasts a 2.56 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 80/20 K/BB ratio in 59 2/3 innings this season.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 03:34:00 PM

Cody Allen struck out two in a perfect ninth inning on Sunday, recording his 26th save of the season.

Allen was tasked with protecting a one-run lead in the ninth inning against the heart of the Orioles lineup and carved them up without issue. Allen fanned Jonathan Schoop and Adam Jones before getting Trey Mancini on a line out to right. The right-hander boasts a 2.61 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 79/20 K/BB ratio on the year.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 11:15:00 PM

Cody Allen worked a perfect 10-pitch ninth inning Saturday against the Orioles to secure his 25th save of the season.

Allen has experienced a few hiccups since the start of August, blowing three of his past nine save chances. However, he has been solid over his past three opportunities to get the job done. He'll look to build on Saturday's appearance, his first clean appearance since Aug. 30.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 04:31:00 PM

Cody Allen walked two batters but hung on to nail down his 24th save of the season in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Allen walked Omar Narvaez with one out and Rymer Liriano with two outs, but he struck out Rob Brantly swinging to strand the tying run on pass and preserve a two-run victory. The Indians' closer hasn't given up a run since August 9.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 06:17:00 PM

Cody Allen recorded the final out of the game to earn a save against the Tigers on Saturday.

Allen entered the game with two out and two runners on base as the Indians were protecting a four-run lead in the bottom of the ninth. Allen gave up an RBI single to the first batter he faced but then retired Ian Kinsler on a grounder to shortstop. It was his 23rd save of the season. He has a 2.75 ERA with 75 strikeouts in 55 2/3 innings.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 10:00:00 PM

Cody Allen tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Yankees in a non-save situation Monday.

Allen sat the Yankees down on 10 pitches and struck out Starlin Castro to end it. He hasn’t been scored upon in eight straight appearances, lowering his ERA to 2.89 for the year, but his last save came on August 13.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 10:05:00 PM

Cody Allen struck out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save against the Rays on Saturday.

He whiffed Corey Dickerson and Lucas Duda before inducing a game-ending flyout from Steven Souza. Allen now has 20 saves in 23 chances. He has the ninth inning all to himself now that Andrew Miller is on the disabled list. Allen has a 3.30 ERA with 63 strikeouts in 46 1/3 innings.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 09:34:00 PM

Cody Allen suffered his third blown save of the season in Wednesday's extra-innings loss to the Rockies.

Allen gave up a one-out single to Carlos Gonzalez and then an RBI double to Jonathan Lucroy, although he wasn't helped by a bit of a misplay in center field by Bradley Zimmer, who slide after Lucroy's gapper and kicked it. If he hadn't done that, CarGo probably would've been held at third base. Allen has now blown back-to-back save chances.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 04:27:00 PM

Cody Allen gave up three runs in the ninth to take a blown save and a loss Tuesday against the Red Sox.

The Indians had just four blown saves all season until getting charged with two tonight. Andrew Miller was also stuck with one after giving up a run as part of a four-run sixth. Allen dropped to 0-6 with the loss, but he still has just two blown saves in his role as closer. There's no reason for the Indians to go back to Miller in the ninth, though Terry Francona could always make the move for workload reasons if he deems it necessary.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 11:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Francisco Mejia
4Eric Haase
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Erik Gonzalez
3Rob Refsnyder
4Michael Martinez
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Willi Castro
3Yu-Cheng Chang
4Eric Stamets
5Drew Maggi
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Abraham Almonte
3Melvin Upton
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Greg Allen
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Danny Salazar
6Mike Clevinger
7Alexi Ogando
8Cody Anderson
9Ryan Merritt
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Zach McAllister
4Dan Otero
5Tyler Olson
6Nick Goody
7Shawn Morimando
8Neil Ramirez
9Jeff Beliveau
10Evan Marshall
11Lisalverto Bonilla
12Julian Merryweather