August 3, 2021

Cody Allen Recently Held Showcase (MLB Trade Rumors)

Free-agent reliever Cody Allen held a showcase for interested teams in Dallas on Friday, according to Paul Hoynes of Nineteen clubs attended, per Hoynes, who notes Allen’s fastball sat in the 89 mph to 90 mph range in what was his first bullpen session of the offseason. The Indians – Allen’s first MLB team – were not at the showcase, Hoynes reports.

Allen was one of the majors’ most effective relievers as recently as 2017, his last of five straight outstanding seasons with Cleveland, but his stock has dropped precipitously since then. He struggled in his final year as a member of the Indians in 2018, though Allen still scored a guarantee worth $8.5MM with the Angels last winter.

The Allen gamble didn’t work out at all for the Halos, with whom the right-hander’s decline continued over the first couple months of 2019. Although Allen did strike out 11.35 batters per nine across 23 innings as an Angel, a horrid 7.83 walk rate and a bloated 6.26 ERA offset his high K/9,…

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