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Angels acquire starting pitcher Dylan Bundy from Orioles


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Billy Eppler makes his first trade or free agent signing of the offseason, acquiring Orioles starting pitcher Dylan Bundy.

Bundy, a former 4th overall pick by the Orioles, pitched 161 innings last year with a 9.02 K/9, 3.23 BB/9, and a 4.79 ERA (4.73 FIP). He has averaged 30 starts and 2.1 fWAR over the prior three seasons.

Despite not living up to the prospect hype (and in part due to undergoing Tommy John surgery long ago), Bundy represents a solid back-end starter controllable for two seasons.

MLB Trade Rumors estimates he will receive $5.7 million in arbitration.

The Angels send four minor leaguers to Baltimore, including near MLB-ready relief piece Isaac Mattson, who broke out in 2019 in a big way.

I think this deal suits both teams, as the Angels needed both pitching volume and quality (Bundy improves both) and the Orioles, who could use a few interesting fliers in the farm system.