Los Angeles Angels acquired Baltimore Orioles veteran pitcher Alex Cobb

The Los Angeles Angels announced Tuesday night the acquisition of veteran right-handler Alex Cobb from the Baltimore Orioles, which could bolster the team’s starting-pitching depth for 2021.

Engels will part with young utility player Zahmai Jones as part of the deal. According to The Athletic, they will repay one-third of the $ 20 million to Cobb in 2021, some of which have been removed.

The 33-year-old Cobb established himself with the Tampa Bay Rays, going 32-21 with a 3.19 ERA in 446 innings in the mid-20th of 2012 to 2014, then recovering from Tommy John surgery for most of the next two years. time spent. He compiled 331 comp innings and a 4.23 ERA from 2017 to 2018 and was named the Orioles Opening Day starter to start 2019, but was limited to just three starts that year and underwent hip surgery.

Combed remained healthy for most of the pandemic in the 2020 season, scoring a 4.30 ERA with 38 strikes and 18 walks in 52 wal innings. He joins an Angels rotation, which includes Andrew Heaney, Jose Quintana, Dylan Bundy, Griffin Canning and Shohe Otani, who will return in a two-way role.

All players acquired by first-year general manager Perry Minassian – Cobb, Quintana, shortstop Jose Iglesias, closer Ryssel Iglesias, catcher Kurt Suzuki and lefty reliever Alex Claudio – will be free agents at the end of the season.