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Dylan Bundy to have elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews

Apr 23, 2013, 5:17 PM EST

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Uh oh.

Orioles stud pitching prospect Dylan Bundy was cleared to resume throwing after beginning the season on the minor league disabled list with elbow and forearm soreness, but the Orioles just announced that he had a setback and is now scheduled to be examined by Dr. James Andrews.

As of three weeks ago an MRI exam revealed no structural damage, but Bundy apparently reported some soreness after throwing from 90 feet on flat ground Monday.

Bundy was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2011 draft out of high school, made his MLB debut with the Orioles in September at age 19, and was widely considered the top pitching prospect in baseball coming into this season.

  1. thebadguyswon - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    See ya in mid-2014

  2. fukpittsburgh - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Just fucking great

  3. illegalblues - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    aww nuts :(

  4. ncm42 - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Please no…..can we have one stud starting pitcher come through?

    • thebadguyswon - Apr 23, 2013 at 6:14 PM

      Yes, you can. Just going to be delayed.

    • tuberippin - Apr 24, 2013 at 12:49 AM

      Kevin Gausman is hoping the Orioles don’t have a hex on their farm system.

  5. geoknows - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    I had seven years of clean MRIs on my shoulder before a doctor would finally agree to do surgery to find out why I was in such pain…and found humongous bone spurs. Clean MRIs mean nothing.

    • joeflaccosunibrow - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:18 AM

      Working in Radiology, MRI’s should have picked that up. Either the scanner used was a pile of crap (very possible) or you had the images read by Stevie Wonder.

  6. 14thinningstretch - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Yikes. TINSTAPP.

  7. rockthered1286 - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Could be worse fellow yard birds: he could be Matt Hobgood. Yikes…

  8. seeinred87 - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    The article on MLB.com said that Bundy himself wanted a second opinion because he’s not healing as fast as he’d like. He asked for it, not the team.

    They made it sound there like it’s really not a big deal.

    • paperlions - Apr 23, 2013 at 6:09 PM

      Continued elbow soreness for a pitcher is ALWAYS a big deal.

      • seeinred87 - Apr 23, 2013 at 6:24 PM

        I guess if it continues forever, yes. It’s barely been a month. Obviously there could be something horribly wrong with him. But the way the organization is talking about it, it really doesn’t sound like it to me.

  9. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 23, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    That sucks. On another note, I love how all that needs to be said is a player is going to see Dr. James Andrews and everyone knows things aren’t good. You just don’t get that in most sports.

    • historiophiliac - Apr 23, 2013 at 8:55 PM

      Do you think he’s afraid to use his real name in public? Seriously, if he introduced himself at a dinner party, wouldn’t you feel like you just met the Grim Reaper or something?

  10. danielorange66 - Apr 23, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    He’s not having Tommy John, nor is there any concern about it. Its a flexor mass issue which is forearm not elbow. He’ll be out a few weeks and then be fine. No one is worried.

    • paperlions - Apr 23, 2013 at 7:41 PM

      Hopefully, he doesn’t….but the UCL attached the humerus and ulna and problems often manifest first as “forearm tightness”.

      What is a “flexor mass”?

    • bmorelikeme - Apr 24, 2013 at 9:33 AM

      Um, I know plenty of people in Baltimore, myself included, who are worried.

  11. joeflaccosunibrow - Apr 23, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Our stud pitching prospect going to see Dr. Andrews is like Grandpa going to see Dr. Jack Kevorkian.

    Outlook not good…

  12. onbucky96 - Apr 23, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Oops. See you next June.

  13. ncm42 - Apr 23, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Standing O at the “taking grandpa to Dr Kevorkian” analogy…well done!

  14. sophiethegreatdane - Apr 23, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Just send him and Gausman in for surgery now. Get the two-for-one special and have them ready for 2014.

    I wish I was 100% kidding.

  15. bigfuzzy35 - Apr 24, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Kevin Gausman > Dylan Bundy

    • joeflaccosunibrow - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:15 AM

      I wouldn’t say that he’s that much better, he’s just older and he went to college. College conditions these kids arm for professional ball. I would prefer that they only take college pitchers. That said, it’s hard to pass up on a high school stud like Bundy or Strassburg

      • samu0034 - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:46 AM

        A lot of the time the best players bypass college and go right to the minors. Therefore taking college players might be a little safer, but you’re largely missing the cream if you never take a risk on a high school player. Also, Strasburg went to college. He played for Tony Gwynn at San Diego State. He’s one of the better examples of some guys being able to put things together in college.

      • geoknows - Apr 24, 2013 at 10:46 AM

        Strasburg was a college pitcher…came out of San Diego State. He was undrafted out of high school.

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