Bundy and the Angels reached a one-year, $8.325 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration. Bundy was able to reach an agreement with the Angels on Friday without an arbiter. The 28-year-old should enter the 2021 season as one of the team's top starting options after posting a 3.29 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 72 strikeouts over 65.2 innings across 11 starts last season.
Bundy was scratched from Saturday's start against the Dodgers with a cut on his finger, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. The 27-year-old apparently would have pitched were the Angels still in playoff contention, but the team will play it safe and hold him out now that it's been eliminated. It brings an early end to Bundy's rebound season, and he finishes 2020 with a 3.29 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 72:17 K:BB over 65.2 innings (11 starts)
Bundy (6-3) picked up the win Monday against the Rangers, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings. Bundy lasted just 2.2 frames in his outing prior to Monday, surrendering six runs (five earned) on six hits and two walks, but he responded by securing the victory over Texas. He gave up a solo homer in the first, followed by an RBI double in the second and an RBI single in the third, however, the Angels put up eight runs on the day, plenty of scoring to bring home the win. The 27-year-old owns a 3.29 ERA and 1.04 WHIP to go along with 72 punchouts across 65.2 innings this season.
Bundy (5-3) was tagged with the loss Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. He gave up six runs (five earned) on six hits and two walks while fanning two across 2.2 innings. This was Bundy's shortest and worst outing of the entire season by a wide margin -- he was coming off back-to-back starts in which he hurled at least seven innings while allowing two runs each time. Bundy also snapped a streak of four outings allowing two or fewer earned runs with this woeful performance, and he will attempt to turn things around in his next scheduled Sept. 21 start at home against the Rangers.
Bundy (5-2) picked up the win Thursday against the Rangers, allowing two runs on four hits and one walk across 7.1 innings. He struck out 12. Bundy allowed a run in the first, but did not allow Texas to score again until the eighth. The right-hander's 12 strikeouts set a season high. Bundy has allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his last four outings and will take a strong 2.48 ERA into his start against Arizona on Wednesday.