Veteran relief pitcher Cody Allen has decided to end his professional baseball career. Allen, who turned 32 in November, has retired after playing eight years in the MLB with the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels.
The news was reported by several MLB insiders and later confirmed by the Indians on their official social media.
Allen spent the majority of his pro career in Cleveland and currently holds the franchise’s record for most career saves with 149. He also is also the Indians reliever with the most strikeouts (564) and games played (456).
After leaving the Indians following the 2018 MLB season, Cody Allen signed a one-year, $8.5 million deal with the Angels. He only played 25 games with the franchise, however, being designated for assignment and then released midway through the season.
In 2020, Allen was on a minors contract with the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs but ended up parting ways with both teams before making a single appearance.
Reportedly, Allen had some interest from MLB teams in 2021 but opted to end his career instead of trying to make a comeback.
Allen retires with a 24–31 career record, 3.14 ERA, 593 strikeouts, and 153 saves.