The Angels stayed pretty quiet at the trade deadline, as they only made two trades. According to reports, the Angels traded left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney to the New York Yankees. In the deal, they’ll acquire minor-leaguers Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero.
Yankees have acquired LHP Andrew Heaney and cash from the Angels for minor leaguers Junk and Peguero.— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) July 30, 2021
It’s been a rough season for Heaney, as he’s 6-7 with an ERA of 5.27. He has 113 strikeouts in 94 innings, but has posted a 1.31 WHIP and 4.05 FIP this season. Heaney is a free-agent at the end of the season, so it makes sense for the Angels to get something in return for him. This also opens up a spot in the rotation as well.
Junk, 25, is a right-handed pitcher in Double-A. He’s made 12 starts this season and is 4-1 with a 1.78 ERA with 68 strikeouts in 65 innings.
Peguero, 24, is a right-handed pitcher in Double-A. In 21 games he’s posted a 2.23 ERA with 57 strikeouts in 44 innings.