|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||11/20/1988|
|Height, Weight||6'1", 210 lbs|
|Drafted||2011 - Rd 23 by CLE|
|Fantasy Own %||92.5|
|1||The Cleveland Indians uneventful off-season thus far|
|2||Watch Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer throw 117 mph|
|3||Francona: Loaded Yankees lineup poised to 'bludgeon' teams|
|4||Mets 'nearly' struck trade with Indians for Jason Kipnis|
|5||Jay Bruce reportedly gets 3-year, $39 million deal from Mets|
The Indians and Allen have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $10.575 million contract.
Allen posted a third consecutive season of at least 30 saves while earning $7.35 million in 2017, and finished the season with 92 strikeouts and a 2.94 ERA in 67 1/3 innings. The 29-year-old should hold down the closer's role again this year, though a healthy Andrew Miller always looms as a threat to steal some saves.
Allen and the Indians avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $10.575 million contract Wednesday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
The two parties have now avoided arbitration for a third straight year, and the 29-year-old Allen was rewarded with another raise of more than $3 million after compiling a 2.94 ERA, 92 strikeouts and 30 saves across 67.1 innings in 2017. Allen has emerged as one of the more reliable closers in the game, logging at least 30 saves while turning in a sub-3.00 ERA in each of the past three seasons. With Andrew Miller likely set for another multi-inning role in 2018, Allen should once again enter the season with a firm grasp on the ninth inning.