Cubs sign former Indians closer
|Friday, July 31, 2020, 2:01 PM- -|
The Chicago Cubs are making moves to address their bullpen as they signed veteran reliever Cody Allen to a minor league deal on Friday according to multiple reports.
Allen will report to South Bend, and the Cubs' 60-man player pool is now at 58.
He was a successful closer for the Cleveland Indians from 2014-2018 with 153 saves, a franchise record. After some control issues, he was released by them.
The 31-year-old was 0-2 with four saves and a 6.26 ERA in 25 appearances with the Los Angeles Angels last season.
For his career, he had a 3.14 ERA with 593 strikeouts and 1.23 WHIP.
This is a no-brainer for the Cubs as its just a minor league deal, and he can bring some quality depth to the organization.
A change of scenery could help things, and it's another low-risk, high-reward signing that happens a ton throughout baseball each season.