Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:43:46 -0800
If the Cleveland Indians do not bring in a candidate to close from outside of the organization, RPs Cody Allen, Matt Capps, Vinnie Pestano and Bryan Shaw are the likely leading candidates to replace RP Chris Perez in the closer's role.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:54:44 -0800
The Cleveland Indians are kicking the tires on free-agent RPs Fernando Rodney (Rays) and Brian Wilson (Dodgers). RPs Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw are the internal favorites for the closing job next season.
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 08:11:32 -0800
Cleveland Indians RPs Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw are expected to compete for the closer job if the team decides to fill the position within the organization.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:16:07 -0700
Cleveland Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said RPs Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw are the top candidates to replace RP Chris Perez as the team's closer heading into next season. The team is hoping RP Vinnie Pestano can have a bounce-back season in 2014.
Fantasy Tip: As was mentioned previously, Joe Smith might also be a name to watch for, although the Tribe may prefer to leave him in a setup role. Allen and Shaw will be cheap late-round saves material.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:35:16 -0700
The Cleveland Indians released RP Chris Perez Thursday, Oct. 31, and re-signed 1B Jason Giambi to an undisclosed deal.
Fantasy Tip: Perez was demoted late in the regular season in favor of Joe Smith. Smith will likely enter spring training as the favorite to take the role over full time, but Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw could make some noise if Smith struggles out of the gates.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 20:52:18 -0700
Cleveland Indians RPs Cody Allen or Bryan Shaw might be candidates to serve as the closer if RP Chris Perez is traded or non-tendered during the offseason.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:01:56 -0700
The Cleveland Indians could use SP Justin Masterson or Joe Smith in the ninth inning this weekend in save situations. RP Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw are other options depending on the game situation. RP Chris Perez has been demoted from the closer's role.
Fantasy Tip: If we had to bet, it'd be Smith closing out a game or two this weekend. However, it could also be Allen with the Indians trying to lock up one of the two Wild Card spots.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:44:18 -0700
Cleveland Indians RP Vinnie Pestano's velocity and command have been off since he returned from the disabled list May 16 after dealing with a sore right elbow. Since then, he's 1-2 with a 5.66 ERA (13 earned runs in 20 2/3 innings) and has allowed 24 hits, 12 walks and has 22 strikeouts. Manager Terry Francona wants to return Pestano to the eighth-inning setup role once he regains some confidence. RPs Joe Smith and Cody Allen will see action in the eighth inning in the meantime.
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 10:38:50 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona told RP Cody Allen last week that he has made the 25-man roster.
Thu, 19 Jul 2012 16:25:40 -0700
The Cleveland Indians recalled P Cody Allen from Triple-A Columbus Thursday, July 19. He had a 1.87 ERA in 31 games with Single-A Carolina, Double-A Akron and Columbus this year. Allen struck out 35 while walking nine in 31 2/3 innings with Columbus over 24 games. RP Scott Barnes could be a candidate to be sent down to make room on the roster.