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Report: Angels reach one-year deal with Cody Allen

Divisional Round - Houston Astros v Cleveland Indians - Game Three
Posted at 8:01 AM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 08:01:42-05

CLEVELAND — Free-agent Cody Allen agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels, sources told ESPN.

ESPN reports that Allen was discussing short-term deals in the $9 million range.

The 30-year-old was an integral part of the Indians bullpen two years ago that led the way when Indians overcame injuries in their starting rotation.

Allen, who played the majority of his career in Cleveland, was an integral part of the Indians 2016 World Series run.

Allen is coming off a subpar season. He struck out 80 batters in 67 innings, while his walk rate increased from 2.8 percent in 2017 to 4.4 percent in 2018, according to ESPN.