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Dylan Bundy will do his rehabbing at Double-A

Mar 14, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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As expected the Orioles optioned top prospect Dylan Bundy to the minors, sending the 21-year-old right-hander to Double-A to continue his rehab from Tommy John elbow surgery.

Bundy had the surgery in June and is close to being cleared to throw from flat ground, with the hope being that he’ll be ready for game action in about three months. Prior to blowing out his elbow Bundy was the consensus top pitching prospect in all of baseball and it’s possible that he could make a second-half impact in Baltimore if everything goes extremely well in his recovery.

Bundy was the fourth overall pick in the 2011 draft out of high school and made his MLB debut in September of 2012 at age 19. However, he didn’t pitch at all last season and went under the knife after attempts to rest and rehab the elbow problems didn’t work.

  1. historiophiliac - Mar 14, 2014 at 11:22 AM


  2. thetxhammer - Mar 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Whhhooooaaa, Bundy!

  3. cocheese000 - Mar 14, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Bundy should be a closer. He is too small to be throwing that fast as a SP

    • randomdigits - Mar 14, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      He might be short, he isn’t small.

    • mmeyer3387 - Mar 14, 2014 at 7:49 PM

      They also said that Pedro Martinez among many others was to small to be a starting pitcher. That being said, I can’t help but wonder how Bundy will turn out in the big leagues. The Orioles have not produced a true front of the line starter since Mike Mussina .However, he was once rated as the top pitcher in the minor leagues prior to his injury.Yet, he is still rated very highly, but will he become a true #1 starting pitcher or will he be a closer? The only thing that we know about Bundy for sure is that he has a very high upside. I’m very curious to what kind of pitcher he can become, but only time will give us an answer.

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