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Cody Allen | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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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Cody Allen gave up two runs in the ninth inning to absorb a loss and a blown save against the Reds on Wednesday.
Asked to protect a one-run lead in the ninth inning, he allowed singles to the first two batters of the inning. The Reds gave him a free out by bunting into a fielder's choice to retire the lead runner at third. Allen then got speedster Billy Hamilton to ground into a fielder's choice. But then Zack Cozart smoked a single to left that plated the tying and go-ahead runs. It was Allen's first blown save and second loss of the season. Allen's numbers are still excellent despite the poor game today. He has 13 saves with a 2.29 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings. May 25 - 1:13 AM

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Cody Allen gave up a single but nothing more Saturday against the Astros, earning his 12th save of the season.

George Springer led off the inning with a single and Josh Reddick stung the ball, but he hit it straight at right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall, who doubled off Springer to negate the threat. Allen is prone to some high-wire acts, but it's hard to argue with a 1.53 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 28/7 K/BB ratio over 17 2/3 innings of work this year. His 12 saves are most in the American League.
May 20 - 7:26 PM

Cody Allen converted his 11th save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Astros on Friday.

Allen breezed through the frame in just six pitches. The 28-year-old has had a couple of shaky appearances recently, but he’s still a perfect 11-for-11 in save chances this season and owns a stingy 1.62 ERA with 28 strikeouts over 16 2/3 innings.
May 19 - 11:50 PM

Cody Allen notched his 10th save of the season Monday in the Indians' 8-7 win over the Rays.

Allen gave up a two-out solo homer in the top of the ninth to pinch-hitter Peter Bourjos, but the Cleveland closer induced a foul pop-out from Derek Norris to end the game. Allen is 10-for-10 in save opportunities in 2017 with a 1.72 ERA and 28/7 K/BB ratio in 15 2/3 innings.
May 15 - 10:01 PM

Cody Allen pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation Sunday versus the Twins.

Allen needed just 11 pitches -- nine of which went for strikes -- in the 1-2-3 frame that sealed an 8-3 victory for Cleveland. The right-hander holds a 1.23 ERA and 26/7 K/BB ratio in 14 2/3 innings this season and he is 9-for-9 in save opportunities.
May 14 - 4:23 PM

Cody Allen slammed the door on the Royals on Sunday, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a one-run advantage.

Allen earned his ninth save of the season for his effort. He made things interesting by hitting Lorenzo Cain to lead off the inning, but as able to strand him at second base. He sports a stellar 0.69 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 24/5 K/BB ratio through 13 innings on the season.
May 7 - 5:26 PM

Cody Allen worked around a walk and a single to preserve a two-run lead and earn a save against the Royals on Saturday.

He made it interesting but got the job done nonetheless. He has been one of the most effective closers in baseball so far this season. He now has eight saves and a 0.75 ERA with 23 strikeouts and four walks in 12 innings of work.
May 6 - 7:25 PM

Cody Allen walked two in a 25-pitch ninth inning but still managed to nail down the save without allowing a run against the Tigers on Wednesday.

He made things interesting while protecting a one-run lead but all was fine in the end. Allen had walked only one batter all season prior to today. He owns a microscopic 0.82 ERA with seven saves in 11 innings pitched.
May 3 - 11:15 PM

Cody Allen gave up three hits but managed to avoid allowing any runs in earning his fifth save Thursday against the Astros.

It's a dance Allen knows well, as he's always seemingly one pitch away from disaster. The good news for the right-hander is that he usually escapes unharmed, as he did Thursday when a Jose Altuve leadoff single was erased after Altuve was caught stealing and, despite two more singles that put runners at first and third with one out, he got out of the jam with a popout and a strikeout. Through nine outings, Allen has a 1.00 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 18 strikeouts to one walk.
Apr 27 - 9:43 PM

Cody Allen picked up his third save in a shaky ninth inning Monday versus the Twins.

Allen yielded a one-out single to Eddie Rosario, a two-out double to Max Kepler, and then walked Miguel Sano to load the bases, but Joe Mauer flied out to center field to end the threat and ice the 3-1 victory for Cleveland. Allen did rack up two strikeouts between the messy parts. He has a 1.59 ERA and 13/1 K/BB ratio in 5 2/3 innings this season.
Apr 17 - 11:41 PM

Cody Allen allowed an earned run and two hits with three strikeouts for the save Tuesday in Texas.

Allen allowed a leadoff double to Nomar Mazara and then former teammate Mike Napoli nearing took him out of the park on a double off the wall. However, Allen was able to settle down and pick up his second save in as many nights. He certainly made it an adventure, conjuring his inner Bob Wickman to give Indians fans fits.
Apr 4 - 11:51 PM

Manager Terry Francona confirmed Cody Allen will close for the Indians in 2017.

"Cody is our closer," said Francona on Saturday, ending the debate once and for all. Just as he did last season, Allen will work the ninth inning with stud left-hander Andrew Miller serving as a jack-of-all trades. Allen and Miller were lights out in the playoffs last fall, combining for a 0.82 ERA over 33 innings of work. There's no reason to believe Cleveland's late-inning duo will be any less dominant in 2017.
Feb 18 - 6:47 PM

Indians and RHP Cody Allen avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.35 million contract.

The closer was eligible for arbitration for a second time this winter and gets a raise that nearly doubles his 2016 salary. It's well earned, as Allen boasts a 2.61 ERA and 11.5 K/9 rate with 90 saves over the last three seasons. He should receive the bulk of the save chances in 2017, although Andrew Miller also figures to be in on the action.
Jan 13 - 11:58 AM

Cody Allen made things interesting in the ninth inning on Friday, but escaped with a save as the Indians defeated the Cubs in Game 3 of the World Series.

Allen was called upon to get the final out of the eighth inning after Bryan Shaw worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings. He gave up a leadoff single to Anthony Rizzo in the ninth inning, who was replaced by pinch-runner Chris Coghlan. After Ben Zobrist struck out, Coghlan advanced to second base on a ground ball off the bat of Willson Contreras. Jason Heyward then reached on an error, putting the tying run just 90 feet away. Allen was able to battle back though and punch out Javier Baez to end the contest and give the Tribe a 2-1 lead in the World Series. He hasn't allowed a run in 10 innings this postseason while registering an 18/3 K/BB ratio and recording six saves.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 11:51:00 PM

Cody Allen worked a scoreless ninth inning in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday against the Cubs.

Allen probably wasn't needed with Cleveland leading 6-0 at home, but manager Terry Francona decided to trot him out there anyway and the right-hander struck out the side to work around a Willson Contreras double. Andrew Miller threw a total of 46 pitches between the seventh and eighth on Tuesday, so Allen may have to carry a heavier load in Game 2. Allen finished his Game 1 appearance at 17 pitches -- 11 for strikes.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 12:01:00 AM

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SS1Francisco Lindor
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5Dan Otero
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