The Angels have released reliever Cody Allen, per a club announcement. He had recently been designated for assignment.

This move brings a formal end to Allen’s disappointingly brief tenure in Los Angeles. When he inked a one-year, $8.5MM contract with the organization over the winter, there were visions of a return to his glory days as the Indians’ closer. Instead, Allen is out the door before the trade deadline.

The 30-year-old’s downfall on the mound has been surprising, but the Halos’ decision to cut bait really isn’t.