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37 Cody Allen RP
Height/Weight: 6-1/210 | Birthdate: 11/20/1988 | Birthplace: Orlando, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Cleveland | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 59/50 | Average Draft Position: 255.69
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Cody Allen dominates for 11th save


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Indians closer Cody Allen dominated the White Sox for his 11th save Friday.

Allen pitched a perfect inning of work, striking out all three hitters he faced. He threw 12 pitches, 10 of which were strikes. Allen dropped his ERA to 2.21 following the outing. 


Cody Allen notches 10th save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Indians closer Cody Allen struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to pick up his 10th save in his team's 5-3 win over the Yankees.

Allen didn't allow a baserunner for the second straight outing, and he's turned in seven straight scoreless appearances, though he has just three saves over that stretch. He owns a 2.33 ERA and 49:15 K:BB ratio in 38 2/3 innings.


Cody Allen throws four pitches for save


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Indians reliever Cody Allen recorded two outs on four pitches to pick up his ninth save Sunday. Allen entered with a runner on second and one out in the ninth, then closed out the 4-1 win over the Royals.

He has nine saves in 10 chances and a 2.39 ERA.


Cody Allen picks up four outs for eighth save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Indians reliever Cody Allen got his first save opportunity in more than two weeks Wednesday, as he closed out a 5-4 win over the Dodgers.

With the Indians holding on to a one-run lead, Allen was brought in to get the final out of the eighth inning. He struck out that batter and entered the ninth in line for a four-out save. He allowed a walk and a double with two outs to put the tying run on third base, but Allen induce a fly ball out from Matt Kemp to end the game.

Allen is now 8 for 9 on save opportunities this season, with a 2.50 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 36 innings. He has struck out 46 batters and walked 14. 


Cody Allen plays key role in Cleveland victory


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Indians closer Cody Allen was in no position for a save Thursday against the Angels, but his continued strong work played a huge role in a dramatic win.

Allen entered with the bases loaded and two out in the eighth and the score tied at 1-1 and fanned Josh Hamilton before retiring the Angels in order in the ninth. The Indians won it in the 10th.


Cody Allen Ks three for the win Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Indians pitcher Cody Allen struck out three and tossed two perfect innings for the win Sunday afternoon against the Red Sox in Boston. Allen owns a 2.70 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP in 30 innings of relief.

Cody Allen Ks a pair in 1-2-3 ninth inning


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Indians pitcher Cody Allen struck out two in a perfect ninth inning for the save Saturday afternoon against the Red Sox in Boston. Allen has converted seven of eight save chances, with a 2.89 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP this season.

Cody Allen Ks two for save No. 6


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Indians pitcher Cody Allen struck out two in a perfect ninth inning for the save Sunday afternoon against the Rangers in Arlington. Allen needed only 14 pitches to complete the feat. He is 6 of 7 in save chances with a 2.70 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP in 26 2/3 innings of relief.

Terry Francona: I'm still tinkering with closer spot


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Terry Francona said Saturday that the goal remains to work deposed Indians closer John Axford back into that role, per MLB.com. He added that others are performing better in the ninth inning at this time.

He is likely referring specifically to Cody Allen, who has thrived as a closer in recent weeks. Allen has nailed down his last four save opportunities without giving up a hit and walking just one. Francona is still claiming a closer-by-committee approach, but Allen has been used in all save situations of late.

Axford has bounced back as a short reliever after getting bounced out as closer. He has surrendered just one earned run in his last 10 appearances.


Cody Allen notches fifth save Tuesday vs. Red Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Indians pitcher Cody Allen recorded his fifth save Tuesday, pitching 1 1/3 scoreless innings and striking out one in his team's 5-3 win over the Red Sox.

Allen has racked up saves in each of his last four outings, giving up no hits and just one walk over 4 1/3 innings during that stretch. He should be the favorite for saves in Cleveland as long as he continues to pitch well.


Cody Allen closes out Red Sox with 1-2-3 inning


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Indians pitcher Cody Allen struck out one and needed only 13 pitches to complete a 1-2-3 inning, securing a 3-2 win and the save Monday against the Red Sox. Allen has collected three saves since May 30. He is 4 for 5 in save chances with a 2.96 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 29 appearances (24 1/3 innings).

Cody Allen looks every bit like the Indians closer


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/2/2014) Cody Allen recorded his third save of the season and second in as many days Saturday, marking the first time the Indians turned to the same pitcher for consecutive save opportunities since John Axford lost the role.

And considering he was the one everyone assumed would step into the role if something happened to Axford, that's a pretty good indication he's the guy now.

Bryan Shaw made a strong case, recording two saves with a 1.63 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in 29 appearances, but he may have the same issue Darren O'Day does: He's too valuable in middle relief. Axford had a chance of reclaiming the role at some point, but allowing seven baserunners in 3 2/3 innings in his last four appearances doesn't exactly help his case.

Allen has some control issues of his own but makes up for it with his bat-missing ability, averaging 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Of course, with a blown save or two, the controversy could begin anew, but for right now, Allen is worth using as a second reliever in Fantasy.


Cody Allen picks up the save vs. Rockies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Indians pitcher Cody Allen worked his way past a walk and needed only 14 pitches to complete a scoreless ninth inning, securing a 7-6 victory over the Rockies and his third save of the season Saturday afternoon.

Allen owns a 3.09 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP in 23 1/3 innings of relief.

Cody Allen Ks two in 1-2-3 inning for save No. 2


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Indians pitcher Cody Allen struck out two and needed only 12 pitches to complete a perfect ninth inning, securing a 5-2 win and the save Friday night against the Rockies. It was his first save since May 9. Allen owns a 3.22 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP in 22 1/3 innings of relief.

Indians closer mess gets even messier


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/20/2014) Considering he got the first since John Axford's removal from the closer role May 11 after filling in for him just a few days earlier, Bryan Shaw appeared to be the Indians' go-to guy for the ninth inning in the near term. So when he pitched the eighth inning of a game the Indians led by only one run Monday, it was a bit of a shock.

Granted, coming into the year, Cody Allen was considered the more likely replacement for Axford should anything go wrong, but Shaw had been so effective this season, compiling a 1.71 ERA in 23 appearances, that his ascension to the role wasn't the biggest upset ever.

Considering Allen blew the save Sunday, Terry Francona might want to rethink rethinking who he uses in the ninth inning. His hesitance to commit to either Shaw or Allen is a pretty good indication he hopes to turn the ninth inning back over to Axford at some point. Axford has had four scoreless appearances since being removed from the role, allowing no hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings.

If I was ranking the three in terms of how many saves I think they'll get from now to the end of the season, I'd go Axford, Shaw and Allen.


Cody Allen blows save opportunity Monday vs. Tigers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2014) Indians pitcher Cody Allen suffered his first blown save of the season Monday, giving up a game-tying run on two hits in the ninth inning while striking out one in his team's 10-inning win over the Tigers.

Allen surrendered a game-tying home run to pinch-hitter J.D. Martinez to send the game into extra innings, where the Indians pulled off the victory in the bottom of the 10th. He owns a 3.71 ERA and 24:7 K:BB ratio in 17 innings.


Cody Allen not a lost cause just yet


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/13/2014) Though they ultimately signed John Axford to fill the role, the Indians didn't downplay the possibility of Cody Allen taking over as closer this offseason, so naturally, when the Indians pulled Axford from the role over the weekend, Fantasy owners expected Allen to get the first shot.

But instead, Bryan Shaw pitched the ninth inning of a one-run game Sunday, just like he closed out a two-run game when Axford needed a breather five days earlier. Allen, meanwhile, pitched the eighth inning.

The most frustrating part for Fantasy owners is that Shaw might just be good enough to keep the job. He doesn't have Allen's stuff, but he has superior command, giving him a 1.45 ERA, 0.86 WHIP in 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings in 20 appearances compared to Allen's 1.76 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 13.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 19 appearances.

Of course, Shaw got off to a good start last year as well only to struggle in the summer months, so if the same thing happens this year and Axford doesn't settle down enough to earn a second chance in the role -- two big ifs -- Allen could still get his chance.

He remains, in my mind, the most talented pitcher in the Indians bullpen, and talent usually wins out in the end.


Indians give John Axford break from closer role


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) The Indians have removed pitcher John Axford from the closer role, the team announced Saturday.

Manager Tito Francona said the goal is to get him back into the ninth inning after he pitches in less-stressful situations earlier in games. He is 1-3 with a 4.91 ERA and 15:13 K:BB ratio in 14 2/3 innings. The Indians haven't named a replacement, but Cody Allen, Scott Atchison, Marc Rzepczynski and Bryan Shaw could get save opportunities.


Cody Allen plays fireman for first save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Indians pitcher Cody Allen had to bail closer John Axford out Friday, picking up his first save of the season in a 6-3 win over the Rays.

Axford left the game with the bases loaded and two outs, putting Allen in a tough situation. Fortunately, he was able to work out of it easily, setting down the lone batter he faced while throwing nine pitches in the win.

Allen now has a 1.84 ERA in 14 2/3 innings of work, with 22 strikeouts to five walks.  


Cody Allen serves up walkoff home run


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2014) Indians pitcher Cody Allen was unable to force Sunday's game against the Giants in San Francisco to extras, serving up a walkoff home run to Brandon Hicks in a 3-1 defeat.

Allen allowed a three-run home run to Hicks with two outs in the ninth to end the game, suffering his first loss of the season. He tossed 1 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on two hits and one walk while striking out two, lowering his ERA to 2.53 through 13 relief appearances.

Cody Allen moves to 2-0 with win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Indians pitcher Cody Allen became the first pitcher to go 2-0 in 2014 Wednesday, pitching a scoreless eighth inning and striking out one in his team's 6-4 win over the A's.

Allen secured the win Monday and came right back to grab another win Wednesday. He's coming off a breakout 2013 season in which he went 6-1 with a 2.43 ERA and 88:26 K:BB ratio in 70 1/3 innings.


Indians pair looking fine as setup men


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2014) The quest to replace setup man Joe Smith, who bolted for the Angels in free agency, is going quite well for the sizzling Indians, at least in spring training.

Both Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen appear capable of handling the load. The former has pitched five scoreless innings while the latter has surrendereed just one run in three innings.

Shaw and Allen gave indications in 2013 that they could do the job. Shaw compiled a 3.24 ERA, 1.173 WHIP and averaged 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. Allen boasted a 2.43 ERA, 1.251 WHIP and 11 strikeouts per nine innings to place sixth in the American League Rookie of the Year balloting.

The two will serve behind new closer John Axford, but it remains to be seen what innings they generally handle. Terry Francona could be leaning toward Allen as his eighth inning guy.


Cody Allen collects second save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:29 pm ET) Indians reliever Cody Allen endured a shaky outing but escaped with his second save of the season Friday night against the Royals.

Allen worked his way around two hits and a walk as he struck out three in a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 3-0 victory. He has a 2.27 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP through his first 39 2/3 innings.

Vinnie Pestano tabbed interim closer


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2013) Indians manager Terry Francona said Monday that reliver Vinnie Pestano will be the first option to close games with Chris Perez on the disabled list. That honor will not go to Joe Smith or Cody Allen, MLB.com reports. 

The 28-year-old Pestano just blew his second save after he allowed four runs on four hits and two walks over an inning in Boston Saturday. He's gone 1-1 with four holds, two blown saves and a 5.25 ERA. 


Cleveland in search of closer


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2013) The Indians are in need of a closer and there is currently no word on who that will be after the Tribe placed Chris Perez on the disabled list Monday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Cleveland called up Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus, but he'll be middle relief help. The logical choices are Joe Smith and Cody Allen, and Brett Myers also has experience closing games. That said, Myers has been used as a starter for Cleveland and is also on the shelf.

Vinnie Pestano could be another option, but he just came off the DL and has shown lowered velocity to this point.