Report: Angels, Cody Allen agree to 1-year deal
The Los Angeles Angels were looking for bullpen help and appear to have found some.
The Angels and relief pitcher Cody Allen have agreed to a 1-year deal, according to Ken Rosenthal.
Free-agent reliever Cody Allen in discussions with #Angels on a one-year contract, sources tell The Athletic. Agreement believed to be in place, pending physical. Allen was looking for team that would give him opportunity to close.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 18, 2019
Allen was one of many top relievers available in a deep market that also included the likes of Andrew Miller, Adam Ottavino, Zach Britton and David Robertson. Rosenthal says he was looking for an opportunity to close, and the Angels should provide that.
The Angels saw multiple relievers close games last year after Keynan Middelton got injured. Blake Parker, who had 14 saves, was non-tendered by the team and signed with the Twins, leaving an opening for who would handle save chances.
Allen, 30, has been the Indians’ closer the past five seasons. He has a career 2.99 ERA and 1.19 WHIP.