Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy is more than two years removed from Tommy John surgery, but he is still struggling to log innings. He pitched all of 22 innings at Double-A Bowie last season before getting shut down with a shoulder issue. Bundy is out of options, so there is a good chance that the Orioles will carry him on their major league roster all season. He may not be ready for a spot in the rotation, but the possibility of him starting at some point this season makes him worth owning in AL-only leagues and in dynasty formats.
Bundy (shoulder) threw 20 pitches in a bullpen session last week, MASN Sports reports. Bundy was pain free after the session. It appears the Orioles are readying him for a bullpen role this spring with the hope that he can eventually work multiple innings. Bundy's workload will remain light at least until spring training. While his ceiling appears to be low in while in a middle relief role, Bundy could be worth a stash in dynasty leagues in case he finally stays healthy and works his way into the 2017 rotation.
Bundy (shoulder) is playing catch from 150 at Baltimore's minicamp and could return to the mound in the near future, MASN Sports reports. Bundy's health will be monitored closely this spring and manager Buck Showalter showed confidence that his arm is fine. "Turn him loose. Governors are off. Binders are off. However you want to put it," Showalter said. Given that he is throwing now, Bundy should be on a mound by the time spring training begins.
Bundy (shoulder) said Saturday that his arm "feels great" and that he will begin throwing next week, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports. Bundy was shut down with right forearm strain during Arizona Fall League, but after some time off, he claims that his arm is feeling good enough to resume throwing in the near future. He has been slowed in recent years by elbow and shoulder injuries, which has prevented him from making the impact many expected from the talented right-hander. This year's spring training will be pivotal for Bundy as he is out of options and will need to make the big league roster.
Bundy (shoulder) will not pitch again in the Arizona Fall League, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. General manager Dan Duquette announced Wednesday that the team has shut Bundy down indefinitely with a muscle strain in his right forearm. Bundy, who threw two innings in the Fall League, underwent Tommy John surgery in June of 2013, but Duquette said he is not overly concerned about this setback. The team is hoping he can rehab and be ready come spring.
Bundy will likely not pitch in the final two weeks of the Arizona Fall League due to right forearm stiffness, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. At this time, Baltimore still appears to be leaning on the cautious side, as the team still lists him as "day-today", but Kubatko reports Bundy is unlikely to pitch again in the Arizona Fall League so he can receive treatment for a muscle strain. Considering the seemingly volatile nature of Bundy's status as a prospect, more information will surely follow in the weeks to come, but for now it seems as if the 22-year-old will be ready for spring training.
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