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Zach McAllister has signed a contract with the Dodgers and will be assigned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. During Spring Training, McAllister played in the Texas Rangers' camp and recorded nine appearances, 12 innings pitched, 10 strike outs, one save, 3.00 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP.
McAllister will start off in the minors, so if he is to create fantasy relevancy, he will have to get called up to LA first. Look for other options for the time being.
RP Zach McAllister allowed two hits and retired just one batter in the seventh inning of Sunday's series finale with the Royals.
Zach McAllister replaced Josh Tomlin, but allowed a single and a double to the first two batters he faced before Francisco Lindor and Yan Gomes teamed up to get Cheslor Cuthbert out at home. McAllister was yanked after just eight pitches and Bryan Shaw extinguished the danger. On the whole, Zach McAllister has been one of the more reliable pitchers in the Indians' bullpen. He has only allowed two runs over 14 appearances (1.59 ERA and 7.70 SO/9). This was his fifth hold on the season and he remains an under-the-radar option for saves should anything happen to Cody Allen.
RP Zach McAllister retired all three batters he faced, striking out one and without allowing a hit or issuing a walk to pick up the save vs. Royals on Wednesday.
Flu-like symptoms have restricted Zach McAllister to just four appearances in Spring Training. Now that he has recovered, it is likely that he will assume his usual role as one of the most dominant arms in the Indians' bullpen. In 2015, he won four games with one save in 61 appearances with a 10.96 SO/9.
RHP Zach McAllister struck out three in two innings of relief on Friday, allowing just two hits of which one was a solo home run by Twins' 2B Brian Dozier.
Over his last 20 games, Zach McAllister has looked like the Indians' best reliever, allowing just two earned runs over 19 1/3 innings with 25 strikeouts. Despite the blown save, McAllister still remains a possible replacement should Cody Allen lose the closer job.
On Saturday, vs. the Reds, RHP Zach McAllister was handed the ball in the ninth inning after Cody Allen had given up a three-run homer in the eighth. McAllister fired a scoreless final inning to clinch the game 9-4 for the Indians.
After an impressive Spring Training, Zach McAllister looked like he would make the jump from bullpen to starter. This only lasted one start of five runs on 13 hits over just four innings. Since reverting to a reliever, McAllister has become an integral part of Terry Francona's bullpen. He has conceded just one run over his last 12 games (12 1/3 innings) with 16 strikeouts, three walks and a 0.73 ERA.