The Los Angeles Angels have demoted closer Cody Allen after a stretch in which he allowed five runs in four games.

Allen signed a one-year, $8.5 million deal with the Angels this past offseason.

He has a 5.40 ERA and four saves in 10 appearances.

Brad Ausmus said he will turn to Ty Buttrey, Hansel Robles and Luis Garcia as his primary options in the ninth inning.