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Cody Allen | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 allowed a run but hung on to nail down his fourth save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Indians.
Allen yielded a leadoff double to Adam Lind and Lind came around to score on a groundout, but the closer whiffed Franklin Gutierrez to close things out. He's now converted all four of his save chances in the early going, but that 5.79 ERA has surely given his fantasy owners some heartburn. Apr 19 - 9:28 PM

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Cody Allen got four outs on Saturday to preserve the Indians' 7-5 win over the Mets.

After Bryan Shaw allowed the Mets to get back into the game in the eighth, Allen was called on to put out the fire. He did just that, getting Asdrubal Cabrera to ground out to end the inning, then working around a leadoff walk to pitch an uneventful ninth. A bad outing has marred his early numbers, but Allen has worked scoreless innings in three of four appearances and has three saves without a blown save thus far.
Apr 16 - 8:39 PM

Cody Allen worked around a two-out single to lock down his second save in a 4-1 victory over the Rays.

Allen coughed up two runs in less than an inning to the Rays on Tuesday, so it was nice to see the right-hander safely navigate the ninth to secure the save. More specifically, it was comforting to see him throw strikes. He tossed 12 of his 19 pitches for strikes and walked no one. Allen still has a firm grip on Cleveland's closer role.
Apr 13 - 11:11 PM

Cody Allen secured his first save of 2016 season with 1-2-3 inning on Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Allen struggled last April, but he twirled a gem of an inning Wednesday against Boston in a 7-6 victory. He featured both his fastball and his knucklecurve, easily navigating his way through the heart of the Red Sox batting order. The right-hander showed better command in the second half of 2015 and carried that into his 2016 debut. He’s a good bet to be a top-10 fantasy closer this year.
Apr 6 - 10:25 PM

Indians and RHP Cody Allen avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.15 million contract.

Arguably the biggest beneficiaries from a positional standpoint in arbitration are closers, and Allen proves the point in getting a massive raise from the $547,100 he earned in 2015. He posted a 2.99 ERA with 99 strikeouts over 69 1/3 frames in 2015 and will return as the Tribe's closer in 2016.
Jan 15 - 12:50 PM

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.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 11:06:00 PM

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.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 09:07:00 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.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 05:12:00 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.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 11:22:00 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.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 05:02:00 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.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 10:15:00 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.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 06:54:00 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.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 01:48:00 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.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 11:47:00 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.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 08:52:00 AM

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