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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
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Cody Allen was knocked around for a run and four hits in just two-thirds of an inning in a loss in the 10th on Tuesday in San Francisco.
Allen's record slipped to 0-5 out of the bullpen. He threw 15 of his 22 pitches for strikes, and perhaps that was his biggest issue - location. Allen was leaving his pitches right over the plate and the Giants were hitting him hard, including the game-winning single by Eduardo Nunez. Jul 19 - 4:16 AM

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Cody Allen notched his 17th save with a flawless ninth inning against the Giants on Monday.

Allen had a save on July 2, but he got just one out in that one. This was the first time he's been brought in to start the ninth in a closing situation since June 11. It might be the start of a trend, but that will still be up to Terry Francona.
Jul 18 - 1:15 AM

Cody Allen recorded the final out of Sunday's game against the Tigers, earning his 16th save of the season for his efforts.

It didn't look like the Indians would need their closer with a nine-run lead heading into the ninth inning, but the Tigers rallied for six runs and put another runner on base, leading to Allen getting the call. He owns a 2.78 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season while converting 16 of his first 17 save chances.
Jul 2 - 5:20 PM

Cody Allen took his fourth loss after giving up a solo homer to the Rangers' Adrian Beltre in the ninth inning Tuesday.

Allen could have been in line for the save tonight had the Indians scored more than one run, but as it was, he was brought into a 1-1 tie in the ninth and took his second loss in four days. He's still pitching pretty well, having amassed a 2.40 ERA to date, but it's unclear when he'll resume getting saves.
Jun 27 - 10:17 PM

Cody Allen gave up a home run to Brian Dozier in the eighth inning and was charged with a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

Allen was recently removed from his closer role so that he could be used in high-leverage situations earlier in the game while Andrew Miller conserves some innings. Allen was brought in to pitch the eighth inning of a tie game today and served up the longball. He falls to 0-3 with a 2.25 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 28 innings. He has blown only one of his 16 save chances but will seemingly not get many more for at least the next few weeks.
Jun 24 - 9:18 PM

Indians activated RHP Cody Allen from the paternity leave list.

Allen had been away for a couple days. He's working in a setup role for now, with Andrew Miller serving as the closer.
Jun 23 - 3:39 PM

Indians placed RHP Cody Allen on the paternity leave list.

Allen was excused from the club on Wednesday as his wife went into labor. Andrew Miller will continue to fill in as the Indians' ninth-inning man.
Jun 22 - 3:26 PM

Cody Allen is away from the team to be with his wife, who is due to give birth.

Allen has not been placed on the paternity leave list, though that might be coming down the pike. The closer was recently moved to an eighth-inning role behind Andrew Miller, in what is an attempt to ease Miller's workload. Expect him to be away from the team for a few days.
Jun 21 - 11:53 PM

Cody Allen is temporarily working in a setup role.

Indians manager Terry Francona said he wants to ease Andrew Miller's workload by moving him into a more steady ninth-inning role, with Allen handling high-leverage spots between the seventh and eighth. "I've got zero issues with it," Allen said Sunday. He should eventually take back over as Cleveland's primary saves man.
Jun 19 - 3:30 PM

Cody Allen recorded his 15th save of the season in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

Allen managed to keep a 4-2 advantage for the Indians right where it was after he entered to start the ninth. He did allow one hit in the frame, but also struck out two without ultimately surrendering a run. This season, the closer is pitching to a 2.19 ERA and 37/9 K/BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings. He is 15-of-16 in save chances.
Jun 11 - 6:31 PM

Cody Allen allowed a run on three hits but netted his 14th save Monday against the A's.

Allen gave up a solo homer to Khris Davis and a pair of two-out singles, but he struck out Trevor Plouffe to seal the 5-3 victory for Cleveland. Allen has struggled a bit over the last couple of weeks, but he still holds a decent 2.61 ERA on the year and a pretty firm grasp on the Indians' ninth-inning gig.
May 29 - 7:23 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Erik Gonzalez
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Austin Jackson
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Abraham Almonte
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Danny Salazar
7Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody
8Ryan Merritt
9Tyler Olson