Bundy signed a one-year, $2.8 millon deal with the Orioles on Friday to avoid arbitration, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Bundy had an up-and-down 2018 in which he finished with a 5.45 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 184:54 K:BB over 171.2 innings. The 26-year-old heads into 2019 likely to once again see a heavy load of innings for the Orioles.
Bundy allowed three runs on six hits and a walk over six innings in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Astros. He struck out seven but did not factor in the decision. Bundy fired five scoreless innings before allowing a two-run homer to George Springer and a solo home run to Carlos Correa in the sixth inning. Bundy's season-long issue with homers continued Saturday, as he's given up a whopping 41 this year. The 25-year-old will finish 2018 with a 5.45 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 184:54 K:BB across 171.2 innings.
Bundy (8-16) surrendered four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five over three innings and taking the loss Monday against Boston. Bundy tossed a scoreless first frame but was lit up for all four runs of his outing in the second. He racked up 90 pitches (56 strikes) over just three innings of work. The 25-year-old figures to make one final start in 2018, likely Saturday against a challenging Houston lineup. Bundy has accrued a 5.49 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with a 177:53 K:BB through 165.2 innings this year.
Bundy (8-15) gave up five runs (two earned) on seven hits and one walk while striking out six in 6.2 innings Tuesday against the Blue Jays. He took the loss. This was the first start since June 23 where Bundy did not allow a home run -- a span of 13 starts. He lines up to start Sunday on the road against the Yankees and next Friday at home against the Astros before Baltimore's disappointing season comes to an end.
Bundy (8-14) earned the win in Thursday's 5-3 victory over the Athletics. He allowed two earned runs, six hits and no walks while striking out eight over six innings. Bundy looked sharp in his first quality start since Aug. 4, but he has still allowed at least six earned runs in four of his last seven starts. Though he's not a reliable fantasy option, the strikeouts (166 over 156 innings in 2018) are encouraging, and mixed-league players who need punchouts down the stretch could benefit from him if he's on the waiver wire. He'll carry a 5.48 ERA into his next start, scheduled for Tuesday against the Blue Jays.