Cody Allen, the career leader in rescue and relief appearances for its Cleveland Indians, has been retired, the staff submitted Wednesday.
“From a 23rd round draft pick into the franchise conserves [king],” that the Indians submitted on Twitter. “Congrats on a fantastic career, Cody.
Allen, who signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers prior to the 2020 year, failed to pitch throughout the pandemic-shortened season.
Drafted at 2010, Allen is currently Cleveland’s career leader for a reliever in saves (149) and looks (456) over seven seasons. He had 564 strikeouts. The 32-year-old right-hander had 30 saves in three consecutive seasons with the Indians out of 2015 to’17, such as 32 at 2016, when he helped the Indians win the AL pennant and reach Game 7 of the World Series.
After obtaining All-Star Brad Hand at a transaction, the Indians decided to not re-sign Allen following the 2018 season.
Allen needed a 24-31 record with a 3.14 ERA and 153 conserves in 481 games. He had seven postseason saves.