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Cody Allen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Despite surrendering an unearned run, Cody Allen picked up his fourth save Wednesday against the Royals.
The struggling Allen gave up a double and a single. The run was ruled unearned because Alex Gordon had advanced from second to third on an error, and the official scorer decided the single wouldn't have scored him from second. Allen has been incredibly shaky this month, but he still figures to bounce back. Apr 29 - 10:46 PM

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Cody Allen let a three-run lead slip through his fingers in the ninth inning as the White Sox rallied for a win over the Indians on Monday.

The White Sox were hitting everything Allen was throwing. The right-hander allowed six hits and a walk, leading to four runs in one-third of an inning. It's his second disastrous outing in five appearances to start the season. Control has been an issue for Allen early. It wasn't an issue last year, as Allen posted a 91/26 K/BB ratio with a 2.07 ERA and 24 saves in 69 2/3 innings. It's early, but some concern is warranted. Allen, however, has job security for now.
Apr 20 - 11:30 PM

Cody Allen struck out two while converting his second save of the season in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

Things were hairy for a while, as Allen walked leadoff hitter Emilio Bonifacio and then hit Micah Johnson with a pitch. He was then bailed out by a dubious decision by manager Robin Ventura, who ordered Adam Eaton to bunt and the watched him foul off three attempts for a strikeout. Allen then got a groundout of Melky Cabrera and a strikeout of Jose Abreu to end it.
Apr 15 - 3:43 PM

Cody Allen was shelled for four earned runs in the ninth inning of Saturday's loss to the Tigers.

Allen entered with the game tied, so it wasn't technically a blown save. But he sure looked bad, yielding three hits and three walks while recording only two outs as the Tigers took a commanding late lead. Allen is not in danger of losing his ninth-inning gig.
Apr 11 - 8:50 PM

Cody Allen worked a perfect ninth inning for the Indians in Wednesday's win over the Astros.

Allen struck out Evan Gattis, got Chris Carter to weakly pop up, and then struck out Jason Castro to end the ballgame. Allen excelled for the Indians last season, saving 24 games with a 2.07 ERA and a 91/26 K/BB ratio in 69 2/3 innings and should continue to nail down saves with aplomb. If Allen pitches well as expected, the Indians will explore a contract extension with him in the off-season.
Apr 8 - 10:55 PM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians are expected to discuss an extension with Cody Allen this offseason.

Hoynes notes that the club approached the closer about an extension during the season, but "talks stalled." Allen isn't eligible for arbitration until after next season, but the Indians apparently want to go ahead and lock their ninth-inning man up. Allen posted a 2.07 ERA while striking out 91 over 69 2/3 innings for the Tribe this season.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 11:04:00 AM

Cody Allen retired all three hitters that he faced on Friday, preserving a one-run advantage against the Rays and securing his 24th save of the season.

He has certainly been a bright spot in the ninth inning for the Tribe this season, registering a 2.07 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 91/26 K/BB mark over 69 2/3 frames. He should be expected to open the 2015 season in the closer's role for Terry Francona.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 09:53:00 PM

Cody Allen blew his fourth save of the season Friday against the Twins.

Protecting a one-run lead, Allen struck out Trevor Plouffe to begin the bottom of the ninth before giving up a double to Kurt Suzuki and a single to Oswaldo Arcia. Aaron Hicks then hit a potential double-play grounder to shortstop Jose Ramirez, but the ball bounced off his glove and he was only able to get the force out at second base. The tying run scored on the play and the Twins went on to win the game in the 10th inning. Allen is now 22-for-26 in save opportunities this season while putting up a 2.13 ERA and 89/26 K/BB ratio over 67 2/3 innings.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 12:41:00 AM

Cody Allen struck out a pair of batters in a scoreless 13th inning, picking up his 22nd save in Thursday's win against the Astros.

Though Allen allowed a one-out single to Robbie Grossman, he was never in any real danger. The right-hander is now 22-for-25 in save chances with a 2.03 ERA and an 87/26 K/BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 12:49:00 AM

Cody Allen was asked to get four outs Tuesday, pitching 1 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the save against the Astros.

With runners on first and second and two outs, Allen was called on to face Jason Castro. He got Castro to pop out, ending the threat, and he proceeded to toss a scoreless ninth to earn his 21st save. The 25-year-old has emerged as a legitimate closer this year, owning a 2.06 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 85/26 K/BB ratio over 65 2/3 innings.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 11:38:00 PM

Cody Allen retired the only batter he faced to nail down his 19th save of the season in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

Carlos Carrasco was pulled from the shutout attempt after surrendering a couple singles, but Allen bailed him out by getting Cole Gillaspie to line out to end it. Allen is unscored upon in his last three appearances after being touched up for four runs over his two outings prior to that.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 04:10:00 PM

Cody Allen recorded four outs, all on strikeouts, en route to his 18th save of the season as the Indians defeated the White Sox 3-2 on Thursday.

Bryan Shaw got two quick outs in the eighth, but a single followed by an error by Mike Aviles made it necessary for Allen to make an eighth-inning appearance. Allen allowed an inherited runner to score on Adam Dunn's single, but struck out Avisail Garcia to end the inning. He then fanned the side in the ninth. The 25-year-old right-hander is 18-for-19 in save chances with a 1.71 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a 77/22 K/BB ratio.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 11:40:00 PM

Cody Allen allowed four runs, though none of them were earned, in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Astros.

Allen can thank baseball's scoring system for the fact that he didn't technically allow a run. After Robbie Perez's throwing error allowed a run to score, Jon Singleton smacked a three-run shot to secure the Astros victory. The foibles of the Cleveland bullpen dashed Carlos Carrasco's hopes of picking up a win following six innings of one-run ball. Despite the struggles tonight, Allen has only blown one save on the year (the runs tonight came when the game was tied at 1-1) and maintains a 1.84 ERA to go with sixteen saves.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 11:25:00 PM

Cody Allen worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Twins on Tuesday to earn his 16th save.

Allen allowed a one-out single to Eduardo Escobar to bring the tying run to the plate, but he got Chris Parmelee and Danny Santana to end the threat. Allen has now converted 16 of 17 save chances, owning a 1.84 ERA and 0.99 WHIP on the year. A dominant reliever on a competitive team, Allen will continue to be one of the better closer options down the stretch.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 11:53:00 PM

Cody Allen picked up his 14th save of the season on Saturday, nailing down a 2-0 win over the Rangers.

He did walk one and allow a hit, but ultimately was able to scoot out of trouble. On the whole, Allen's settled nicely into the ninth inning role. He holds a 1.93 ERA and a 1.05 ERA in helping to anchor the back end of Cleveland's bullpen.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 11:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Brett Hayes
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1Nick Swisher
DH1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4T.J. House
5Danny Salazar
6Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Nick Hagadone
6Anthony Swarzak
7Zach McAllister
8Ryan Webb
9Josh Tomlin