Report: Cody Allen to sign one-year deal with Los Angeles

The Indians' all-time saves leader is signing with the Angels

James Rapien
January 18, 2019 - 10:50 am
Aug 26, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Cody Allen (37) pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Indians’ all-time saves leader Cody Allen agreed to a one-year, $8.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels according to multiple reports.

Allen, 30, spent the first seven years of his career in Cleveland and became the all-time leader in saves last July. He was disappointing last season, finishing with a 4.70 ERA. Signing a one-year contract gives him the opportunity to show last year was an outlier. A successful 2019 campaign could lead to a longer contract next offseason. Allen posted five consecutive seasons of sub-3.00 ERA pitching prior to the 2018 season.

He finishes his Indians career with 149 total saves and posted a career high 34 saves in 2015. Allen was expected to sign elsewhere this offseason, but his departure is a reminder that the Indians’ roster continues to look more and more different following three-straight American League Central Division Championships.