The Orioles made their trade of right-hander Alex Cobb to the Los Angeles Angels official late Tuesday night. They sent Cobb, who still has a year left on his four-year, $57 million contract, to the Angels for second baseman/outfielder Jahmai Jones.
Much of Cobb’s 2021 salary will be paid by the Orioles.
In his three years with the Orioles, Cobb had a 7-22 record with a 5.10 ERA. He lost 11 decisions at home.
Jones, who is 23, was the Angels’ second-round draft pick in 2015 and made his major league debut in 2020 when he was 3-for-7 (.429) with an RBI.
Shortly before the Cobb announcement, the Orioles made a move to augment their starting rotation by signing left-hander Wade LeBlanc, who was with the team in 2020, to a minor league contract. That news was reported by Jon Morosi of MLB Network and confirmed by an industry source. LeBlanc’s base salary will be $700,000.