Angels Rumors: Dylan Bundy likely staying put at trade deadline

Dylan Bundy, Los Angeles Angels (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
Dylan Bundy, Los Angeles Angels (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /

The Los Angeles Angels have been fielding calls on starter Dylan Bundy, but it appears the team has no intention of moving him at the MLB Trade Deadline.

The Los Angeles Angels have until 4 PM Eastern to complete any trades before the MLB Trade Deadline passes. However, it is beginning to look like the team intends to hang on to starter Dylan Bundy.

According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Angels have seen quite a bit of interest in the right-hander. However, with their own pitching needs to consider – both in 2020 and 2021 – the Halos appear content to hang on to Bundy.

Of course, the operative word there is appears.

With the trades of Mike Minor, Taijuan Walker, and Mike Clevinger already in the books, Dylan Bundy is one of the top pitchers available on the trade market ahead of Monday’s deadline. After the return on Clevinger was astronomical and the size of likely package going to Texas when Lance Lynn is moved, the Angels will certainly hear out any interested parties. Both Lynn and Bundy share similar markets, both due to their contract status and their efforts thus far in 2020.

At 4-2 with a 2.47 ERA and a 9.7 K/9 mark, Bundy is having a breakout campaign in Anaheim. In particular, he’s managed to limit his walks (2.3 BB/9) and home runs (0.8 HR/9), helping to fuel his turnaround on the mound.

If Bundy is traded on Monday, he would have left the Angels with a bang. In his last start, he spun 5.1 innings of four-hit, one-run baseball against the Mariners on Saturday night.

Thus far, Bundy has been tied to interest from the Twins, Blue Jays, White Sox, and Braves. All four teams have pieces that could interest the Angels, but they are unlikely to help the Halos in the near-term, replacing a top of the rotation starter.

In addition to Bundy, the Angels are also rumored to be fielding interest in Andrelton Simmons, Brian Goodwin, and Andrew Heaney. However, we heard earlier today that at least one suitor is out on Simmons at this time.

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