Cubs sign former Indians closer


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Allen was a standout closer for the Indians (Jay Biggerstaff - USA Today Sports)
Allen was a standout closer for the Indians (Jay Biggerstaff - USA Today Sports)

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.

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