Orioles fans can take a sigh of relief, because stud prospect Dylan Bundy has already been cleared to resume throwing after beginning the season on the disabled list with elbow soreness.
Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that Bundy has been playing catch without any problems and will start ramping things up at extended spring training today.
Bundy was the fourth overall pick in 2011 draft and made his big-league debut in September at age 19 after throwing 104 innings with a 2.08 ERA and 119/28 K/BB ratio in the minors. He made the jump from Double-A to majors, but once healthy Bundy will head to Triple-A.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Angels will acquire second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers. It is not known yet what the Tigers will receive in return. Kinsler had to waive his no-trade clause in order for the deal to happen.
Kinsler, 35, hit .236/.313/.412 with 22 home runs, 52 RBI, 90 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases in 613 plate appearances for the Tigers this past season. He’s in the final year of his contract and will earn $10 million for the 2018 season.
The Angels were certainly looking to upgrade at second base and did so with Kinsler. They were also reportedly interested in Cesar Hernandez of the Phillies.