Dylan Bundy was set to make his final start of the season for the Angels. Instead, the team will be starting Julio Teheran instead.
“He’s got a little cut on his finger,” Joe Maddon said when asked about Bundy. “Had this game still meant something, he would have pitched. We thought it’d be better to not push it.”
If that’s all we’ve seen from Bundy in 2020, was a great year it was for him. Though he struggled a little in the second half of the season, this was easily his best year as a big-leaguer. As of right now, Bundy is 6-3 with a 3.29 ERA, by far the best of his career.
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After the great season he had, Bundy could be used as a potential trade asset this offseason. It’s unclear whether or not the Angels have any intentions of bringing him back, but he would be a great piece to have next season, considering he was easily their best starting pitcher in 2020.
With Bundy out, Teheran will be in. This will be a much-needed start for Teheran, who desperately needs a solid final outing heading into the offseason. While Bundy has had the best season of his career, Teheran has easily had the worst season of his career.
Entering Saturday, he’s 0-4 with an ERA of 9.49. He’s allowed 32 runs in only 30 1⁄3 innings and has been lit up every start he’s made. Teheran will be a free-agent this offseason. This will be his final opportunity to prove to teams he can still be a capable starting pitcher.