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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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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

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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

Cody Allen retired the Blue Jays in order in the ninth inning on Friday, preserving a two-run advantage and securing a victory in Game 1 of the ALCS.

The night went pretty much how manager Terry Francona probably dreamed it up. Corey Kluber was extremely effective through 6 1/3 shutout innings. Andrew Miller followed him with five strikeouts in an electrifying 1 2/3 innings, then Allen came on and needed just 11 pitches to dispatch of the Jays in the ninth. The right-hander hasn't allowed a run and owns a 6/2 K/BB ratio over four innings this postseason.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 11:07:00 PM

Cody Allen allowed two hits and two walks but hung on to nail down the save in Monday's win over the Red Sox.

Allen was asked to record the final four outs of the game after he relieved Bryan Shaw in the bottom of the eighth inning. He issued a walk and an RBI single before getting out of that frame. After retiring the first two batters of the ninth, Allen yielded a single to Jackie Bradley and a walk to Dustin Pedroia. He ran the count to 3-2 against Travis Shaw before getting him to fly out to end it. The Indians will have three days off before they begin the ALCS against the Blue Jays, and Allen and Andrew Miller could use the rest.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 10:36:00 PM

Cody Allen threw 40 pitches to notch a five-out save Thursday as the Indians defeated the Red Sox in Game 1 of the ALDS.

Good time for his first five-out save of the season. Allen entered the game with one out in the eighth and quickly gave up a double to David Ortiz. However, he got Hanley Ramirez to ground out and Xander Bogaerts to strike out to stand the tying run on third base. He struck out Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Sandy Leon to begin the ninth inning before Andrew Benintendi reached on a two-out single to left. Dustin Pedroia then battled to keep the game alive for Boston, but he was ultimately called out on a check-swing call to end it. Allen and Andrew Miller came up huge in Game 1, but it’s safe to say that neither of them will be available for Game 2 on Friday.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 11:49:00 PM

Cody Allen worked a perfect ninth inning Thursday against the Royals, earning his 29th save of the season.

Allen needed just eight pitches to dispatch of the Royals in order. He continues to earn saves while Andrew Miller gets used in high-leverage spots before the ninth inning. Allen now has 29 saves in 32 chances while posting a strong 2.67 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 82/26 K/BB ratio over 64 innings.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 11:29:00 PM

Cody Allen struck out two batters in a spotless ninth inning to earn a save in a 5-4 victory over the Twins on Friday.

There was speculation that Allen would yield the closer's job to Andrew Miller when he came over from the Yankees but that has not happened. Allen has delivered a sub-3.00 ERA for four consecutive seasons. He is currently riding a 2.70 ERA with 80 punchouts in 60 innings. He has 27 saves in 30 chances.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 01:49:00 AM

Cody Allen allowed a base hit but struck out three batters while protecting a one-run lead in the ninth inning to earn a save versus the Astros on Wednesday.

Allen and Andrew Miller have been splitting save chances but Allen got the save opportunity tonight. He remains the better bet for saves moving forward but this was his first save in more than two weeks. He has a 2.79 ERA with 76 strikeouts in 58 innings.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 11:23:00 PM

Cody Allen took an epic blown save and a loss to the White Sox by coughing up five runs --including a grand slam -- while retiring only one batter in the ninth inning on Wednesday.

Called upon to protect a 7-5 lead, Allen promptly sank the ship. He started out fine, fanning Justin Morneau. That is when the craziness started. He gave up an infield single to Todd Frazier, then another infield single to J.B. Shuck. He then walked Tim Anderson before giving up yet another weak single to Dioner Navarro. Then Allen hung a curveball right over the center of the plate that Adam Eaton deposited in the right field cheap seats. Allen really only made one mistake -- two if you count the walk. It was one of those dink, dink, dink, BOOM nights. Allen has been very good all year and is likely to continue seeing most of the save chances in Cleveland despite tonight's shellacking. Andrew Miller is a threat but manager Terry Francona seems to prefer using the lights-out lefty in situational spots while Allen gets most of the save chances.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 12:55:00 AM

Cody Allen converted his 23rd save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday versus the White Sox.

Andrew Miller got the seventh and eighth innings after Corey Kluber went six, and Allen closed things out with a 1-2-3 ninth inning. Allen has recorded three saves to Miller's one since the Indians acquired the left-hander, as manager Terry Francona continues to play matchups late in the game.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 10:44:00 PM

Cody Allen tossed a scoreless ninth inning to record his 21st save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.

Andrew Miller came on in the seventh inning with a runner on second base and the Indians nursing a 2-0 lead. He got out of that jam before serving up a leadoff homer in the eighth. After Bryan Shaw cleaned thing up in the eighth, Allen pitched around a two-out walk in the ninth with the help of two strikeouts. Both Miller and Allen have each recorded a save since the trade deadline, as it appears the club will play the matchup instead of having a set closer.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 10:24:00 PM

Cody Allen has been moved into a setup role.

Cleveland acquired Andrew Miller from the Yankees on Sunday morning and will plug him right in at closer. Allen has been very good this year, boasting a 2.58 ERA and 20 saves in 45 1/3 innings, but he probably isn't going to get many ninth-inning chances down the stretch.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 01:22:00 PM

Cody Allen tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Athletics on Friday for his 20th save of the season.

Allen struck out two batters in the frame and worked around a pair of singles. The 27-year-old took the loss in a non-save situation against the Orioles on Sunday, but he has bounced back with back-to-back scoreless appearances. Allen is 20-for-22 in save chances this season to go along with a 2.44 ERA, but rumors continue to circulate about the Indians looking for an impact bullpen arm.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 11:35:00 PM

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2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
LF1Michael Brantley
2Michael Martinez
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Austin Jackson
3Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Carlos Frias
8Shawn Armstrong
9Nick Goody
10Kyle Crockett