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Orioles not expected to call up Dylan Bundy this season

Aug 29, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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There were rumblings last week that the Orioles might make pitching prospect Dylan Bundy part of their September callups. But it’s not going to happen.

Here’s the info, from’s Britt Ghiroli:

Orioles top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy will head to instructional league when his season for Double-A Bowie ends, manager Buck Showalter announced prior to Wednesday’s game. The news effectively eliminates increased speculation that the 19-year-old Bundy would be a September callup as part of Baltimore’s playoff push.

Bundy has issued eight walks in 16 2/3 innings since his promotion to the Double-A level, and the O’s are concerned that those minor control issues would only multiply in the major leagues. So rather than risk shattering the 19-year-old right-hander’s confidence, they’ll opt for a more slow and steady approach.

“I think the progression of his development has been great,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter told reporters on Wednesday evening. “Couldn’t ask for a better progression.”

  1. rockthered1286 - Aug 29, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    8 walks? Must be unlucky.

  2. eugenesaxe - Aug 29, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    What about Al or Bud?

  3. genericcommenter - Aug 29, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Good. I don’t want to see him Matt Riley’d.

  4. sawxalicious - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:04 AM

    O’s are doing the right thing. Would be nice to see them make the playoffs…have to admit they deserve it a lot more than my Red Sox this year….

  5. cheers4ablumpkin - Aug 30, 2012 at 3:10 AM


  6. watermelon1 - Aug 30, 2012 at 5:47 AM

    Still don’t get why they had to go ruin their momentum by getting/starting Saunders against the white sox last night. Got to take advantage of every Yankees loss, and they let another opportunity slip away.

  7. joeflaccosunibrow - Aug 30, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Why call him up and start his service clock? Also, he is not stretched out properly to be an MLB starter. College pitchers are close to MLB ready; High schoolers are no where close!

    I personally hope they wait until 2014. I would hate for them to Strassburg this kid.

    • millerforrest - Aug 30, 2012 at 5:10 PM

      Stretched out properly?
      WTF are you talking about? Either he can pitch or he cant! Number of pitches & innings are for another debate at another time. but stretched out? You have no idea about baseball.

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