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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
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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

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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

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.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 04:28:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 10:37:00 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.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 10:15:00 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.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 04:29:00 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.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 06:57:00 PM

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2Roberto Perez
3Adam Moore
4Brett Hayes
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Michael Martinez
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Tony Wolters
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Mike Aviles
3Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
3Destin Hood
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
3Zach Walters
4Jerry Sands
DH1Nick Swisher
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Trevor Bauer
5T.J. House
6Gavin Floyd
7Zach McAllister
8Shaun Marcum
9Bruce Chen
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7C.C. Lee
8Josh Tomlin
9Austin Adams
10Zach McAllister
11Shawn Armstrong
12Bryan Price
13Anthony Swarzak
14Scott Downs