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Cody Allen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cody Allen struck out two over a perfect inning to record his 12th save of the season in Sunday's win over the White Sox.
Allen preserved the one-run lead with ease, getting a groundout and a pair of swinging strikeouts to seal the victory. Indians manager Terry Francona has still refused to officially name Allen his closer, but no other Tribe reliever has recorded a save in nearly a month. Jul 13 - 4:28 PM

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Cody Allen struck out the side in the ninth inning Friday against the White Sox for his 11th save of the season.

A pretty good day for Cleveland, all in all. With the victory, the Indians are now back to an even .500 at 46-46 on the year. Allen is 11-for-12 in save chances this season and owns a dominant 2.21 ERA and 53/16 K/BB ratio over 40 2/3 innings of work.
Jul 11 - 10:37 PM

Cody Allen worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to grab his 10th save as the Indians emerged victorious over the Yankees on Tuesday.

Allen faced three lefties -- Brian McCann, Brian Roberts, and Ichiro Suzuki -- but had no issues finishing out the ballgame, recording two strikeouts in the process. Allen has done great work since taking the closer's role away from John Axford, as he is now 10-for-11 in save chances with a 2.33 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, and a 49/15 K/BB ratio in 38 2/3 innings this season.
Jul 8 - 10:15 PM

Cody Allen retired the final two batters of the game to record his ninth save of the season in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Corey Kluber started the ninth inning looking for a complete game, but Indians manager Terry Francona turned to Allen with a runner on second and one out. The hard-thrower got Raul Ibanez to ground out and Danny Valencia to fly out to end it. Allen has been scored upon just once in his last 10 appearances.
Jul 6 - 4:29 PM

Cody Allen earned his eighth save of the season Wednesday in the Indians' 5-4 defeat of the Dodgers.

Allen recorded the final four outs of the game, protecting a lead that Cleveland captured in the top of the eighth inning. It was his first save since June 14, but that has more to do with the Indians' overall struggles. Allen, 25, owns a cool 2.50 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 46/14 K/BB ratio in 36 frames this season for the Tribe.
Jul 2 - 6:57 PM

Cody Allen collected his seventh save of the season in the Indians' 3-2 win over the Red Sox on Saturday.

Allen struck out two of the three batters he faced in a perfect bottom of the ninth at Fenway Park. The 25-year-old right-hander looks poised to run away with Cleveland's closer gig, though manager Terry Francona won't quite commit to anything in that regard at the moment. Bryan Shaw earned a hold Saturday and John Axford got the win.
Jun 14 - 7:46 PM

Cody Allen struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to preserve the Indians' 3-2 win over the Rangers on Sunday.

Allen has never been officially named the closer by Indians manager Terry Francona -- in fact, Francona recently said he'd like to get John Axford back in the ninth inning eventually -- but he's saved five straight games and done it in convincing fashion. The right-hander now has six saves on the year to go with a 2.70 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 33/11 K/BB ratio in 26 2/3 innings. Eventually isn't now, and right now Allen is the closer to own in Cleveland.
Jun 8 - 8:11 PM

Cody Allen got all four batters he faced out to pick up his fifth save in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

Allen got the final out of the eighth, leaving Jonathan Herrera stranded at first base. He then worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning, ending the game with a strikeout of Grady Sizemore. Allen has recorded a save in each of his last four outings, and has a 2.81 ERA with a 31/11 K/BB ratio in 25 2/3 innings overall.
Jun 3 - 10:50 PM

Cody Allen notched his third save in four days Monday with a scoreless ninth against the Red Sox.

Allen save came after Bryan Shaw gave up two runs in the eighth. Allen's struggles in the middle of May didn't take a toll on his stock in the Indians pen, and now with Shaw struggling, Allen seems like a better bet than ever. As for John Axford, it seems Terry Francona has totally lost faith in him -- he hasn't pitched in six days -- even though he's been putting up zeroes of late.
Jun 2 - 9:55 PM

Cody Allen collected his third save of the season Saturday as the Indians defeated the Rockies.

Allen worked around a walk in his hitless ninth inning. He's now tallied saves in back-to-back games for the Indians, who are still playing with different looks at closer. Allen, Bryan Shaw, and John Axford are all worth rostering right now in deep mixed fantasy leagues.
May 31 - 6:52 PM

Cody Allen tossed a perfect ninth inning Friday against the Rockies for his second save of the season.

Allen struck out two batters in the inning. The 25-year-old clearly has the stuff to pitch the ninth inning, but the Indians appear hesitant to give him an extended opportunity. At least right now. Bryan Shaw and John Axford still stand in his way.
May 30 - 10:44 PM

Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw both gave up runs as the Indians lost a 3-2 game to the White Sox on Wednesday.

Allen gave up the go-ahead run in the eighth, walking two in the frame. After the Indians tied it back up in the ninth, Shaw gave up the winning run in the bottom of the frame, though that inning started with a Mike Aviles error and the run was unearned. Given that Allen is scuffling some and John Axford is pitching better, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Indians go back to Axford in the closer's role soon.
May 28 - 11:09 PM

Given the ball in a one-run game in the ninth, Cody Allen allowed a game-tying homer to J.D. Martinez to take a blown save Monday.

Allen also had a lousy outing Sunday, though the outcome in the loss to the A's had already been decided by the time he came in. Allen had his ERA down to 1.69 before that, but it's up to 3.71 now. It seems like good news for Bryan Shaw, who pitched a scoreless eighth tonight for a hold. Both remain candidates for saves, but Shaw seems like the better bet to get the next opportunity.
May 19 - 11:46 PM

Cody Allen was called upon to clean up John Axford's mess in the ninth inning on Friday, securing his first save of the season in the process.

Axford is no stranger to trouble in the ninth inning, and tasked with protecting a four-run advantage he allowed a pair of hits and two walks in his 2/3 of an inning, allowing a run to score and putting the tying runs on base. Allen was summoned to face James Loney, and after a nine-pitch battle retired him on a fly ball to right field. It remains to be seen if this will have any impact on the closer's job in Cleveland, but Allen should be owned in all mixed leagues until things become clear.
May 9 - 11:35 PM

Cody Allen got all three outs on strikeouts in his inning against the D'Backs on Tuesday.

Allen did allow a run on two hits and a walk, sullying the feat somewhat. Coming off of an impressive 2013 season in which he finished with a 2.43 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 70 1/3 innings, Allen will be setting up for closer John Axford. Unless Axford struggles, Allen isn't likely to run into many save opportunities, which makes him appealing only in leagues that use holds.
Mar 11 - 6:58 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Mike Aviles
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
LF1Michael Brantley
2Chris Dickerson
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
RF1David Murphy
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
3Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Trevor Bauer
3Danny Salazar
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3John Axford
4Marc Rzepczynski
5Carlos Carrasco
6Scott Atchison
7Kyle Crockett
8Nick Hagadone