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Johan Santana and Dylan Bundy are rehab buddies

Mar 25, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

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Johan Santana is one of the best pitchers of this generation and he’s coming back from multiple shoulder surgeries at age 35.

Dylan Bundy is one of the best pitching prospects in baseball and he’s coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery at age 21.

They’re both in Orioles camp and Adam Berry of writes that they “have developed somewhat of a competitive relationship as they work their way back to game action.” Bundy is currently throwing from flat ground, whereas Santana has advanced to throwing from a half-mound, and so “Bundy was lobbying to catch up to Santana and throw off a higher mound.”

Not exactly breaking news or anything–both pitchers are hoping to make an impact for the Orioles in the second half–but little stuff like this always makes me smile.

  1. thebirdsareback - Mar 25, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Love it. Age and Beauty unite for the ultimate glory of competition. Only makes dylan a better pitcher getting one on one pointers and guidance from one the greats. The Johan signing may only amount to that, but if it works out for bundy and the young guys he guides, its money well spent, and not that much money at that.

  2. watermelon1 - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Okay, but… Still worried about lack if speed. Is hate to see another season where everyone is swinging for the fences.

    Got to be able to play situational small ball against better pitchers on teams that can also score runs.

  3. zdravit - Mar 25, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    My scouts tell me Bundy is already better than Santana in his prime.

    • voidhelix - Mar 25, 2014 at 7:35 PM

      Then ur scouts are wrong.

    • strictlythedanks - Mar 26, 2014 at 3:40 AM

      obviously you dont know johan

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