The Angels and Orioles are indeed in talks about a trade that would send Alex Cobb out west, but according to a source, there’s “a lot left that needs to happen” before a deal gets done. @Ken_Rosenthal & @danconnolly2016 were on it.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) February 1, 2021
Cobb has a 10-team no-trade clause, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. It's unclear if the Angels are on it. Even if they are, the right-hander could approve a deal to the franchise.
Am told the #Angels and #Orioles are working on a Cobb trade. Issues to work thru, though, and finalize. Cobb due $15M in 2021 last yr of pact and Balt will probably have to eat portion. Also Cobb has 10-team no-trade clause. Not publicly known if the LAA are on it.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) February 1, 2021
If the trade happens, Cobb will reunite with former Orioles teammate Dylan Bundy. He'll also reunite with Joe Maddon, who managed him from 2011-14 with the Tampa Bay Rays.
During the pandemic-shortened campaign, Cobb went 2-5 with a 4.30 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 38 strikeouts in 51.1 innings. In nine seasons between the Orioles and Rays, he has a 3.88 ERA.
A move to L.A. would put Cobb in a rotation including Bundy, Jose Quintana, Andrew Heaney and Shohei Ohtani.