Indians all-time saves leader Allen retires at 32
Cody Allen, the career leader in saves and relief appearances for the Cleveland Indians, has retired, the team posted Wednesday.
“From a 23rd round draft pick to the franchise saves [king],” the Indians posted on Twitter. “Congrats on a great career, Cody. Happy Retirement.”
Allen, who signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers prior to the 2020 season, did not pitch during the pandemic-shortened season.
He is Cleveland’s career leader in saves (149), and in appearances (456) and strikeouts (564) by a reliever. The 32-year-old right-hander had at least 30 saves in three straight seasons with the Indians from 2015 to ’17.
Allen was 0-2 with four saves and a 6.26 ERA in 25 appearances for the Los Angeles Angels in 2019.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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