February 1, 2021
The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to trade right-handed starting pitcher Alex Cobb to the Los Angeles Angels for infielder prospect Jahmai Jones, The Athletic reported Monday.
The O’s have agreed to pay more than half of Cobb’s $15 million salary in 2021, per the report. Cobb is in the final year of a four-deal, $57 million contract.
Jones, a second baseman, is the No. 7 prospect in the Angels organization.
Cobb joins a rotation that includes Dylan Bundy, Andrew Heaney, Griffin Canning, Shohei Ohtani and Jose Quintana, just signed by the Angels on Jan. 20. Ohtani is expected to start once a week.
Cobb, 33, went 2-5 with a 4.30 ERA in 10 starts last year the Orioles. Cobb is 55-57 with a 3.88 ERA in 156 starts spanning nine seasons with Tampa Bay (2011-17) and the Orioles. He went just 7-22 with a 5.10 ERA in his three seasons in Baltimore.
Jones, 23, was drafted in the second round of the 2015 amateur draft. He played in three games with the Angels last season, hitting .429 in seven plate appearances.
(Field Level Media)