Twins signs 1-year, $ 5 million pitcher Dylan Bundy

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins signed right-hander Dylan Bundy to a one-year, $ 5 million deal Wednesday, taking their first step toward rebuilding a sagging rotation.

Bundy will earn $ 4 million in 2022. His deal includes a club option for 2023 or a $ 1 million exit purchase.

Bundy was 2-9 with a 6.06 ERA in 90 2/3 innings last season for the Los Angeles Angels, starting 19 of his 23 appearances. The 29-year-old was 6-3 with a 3.29 ERA in 65 2/3 innings in 2020, making 11 starts in the pandemic-shortened season that were strong enough to finish ninth in the Cy Award voting. Young of the American League.

Bundy was the fourth overall pick in the 2011 draft of the Baltimore Orioles. He was 10-6 with a 4.02 ERA in his first full season in the majors (10-6) and has a 4.72 ERA in his career in 161 games (133 as a starter). Bundy was traded to the Angels in 2019.

Joe Ryan and Bailey Ober, both rookies in 2021, are the only starting pitchers to finish the year with the Twins still on the team. Minnesota traded José Berríos and JA Happ and released Matt Shoemaker at different times during a disappointing 2021. Kenta Maeda suffered an elbow injury, Tommy John surgery put his 2022 season in doubt and Michael Pineda became a free agent.