"He's crossed every physical hurdle, and then some," Showalter said, per MASNsports.com.
Bundy is expected to begin the 2015 season at Double-A. He was 1-3 with a 3.27 ERA in 41 1/3 innings last season in the minors.
The move was confirmed by general manager Dan Duquette. Bundy had Tommy John surgery in 2013, and made 18 starts in the minors last season. Bundy has been considered the team's top prospect over the past three years. He's considered to have top-of-the-rotation upside, and could work his way into the team's rotation if he gets off to a strong start.
With the minor-league season set to end in two weeks, there may not be time for
"I don't know what's in store for me the next two or three weeks. The minor league season ends on Sept. 1," Bunday said. "We'll see what happens. If I go home, I'll go back to Oklahoma and enjoy the off-season. Hunt some and hang with my friends and my dad and rest for about 2 1/2 months and start throwing again."
Bundy did say his elbow still feels good following his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Bundy started nine games between two Class A stops, posting a 3.27 ERA with 37 strikeouts and 16 walks in 41 1/3 innings of work.
Bundy strained his latissimus muscle while running in the outfield. It's unclear if Bundy will be able to return to the mound before the end of the season. Bundy opened the year attempting to recover from Tommy John surgery.
Bundy has struggled lately, but insists he's 100 percent healthy. "So far, there are no problems," Bundy said. "No pain, no soreness. As far as health-wise, I'm perfectly healthy." He admitted facing better competition was part of the reason for his struggles, but also said he's making mistakes with his pitches. "I'm leaving my fastball up and I've got to bury pitches when I need to and I'm not doing that."
Bundy's next start is slated for Tuesday. Over his last three starts, Bundy has a 9.26 ERA in 11 2/3 innings.
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|10/12/2012 vs N.Y. Yankees|
|Last 7 Games|
|Complete Game Log|
| 5 || 6 |
| 7 |
| 8 |
| 9 || 10 |
| 12 |
| 13 |
| 14 |
| 15 |
| 16 || 17 |
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
Majestic Baltimore Orioles 2014 Authentic Collection Team Favorite Big & Tall Hoodie - Black Shop Now!