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Dylan Bundy placed on DL in minors with lat strain, could be done for year

Aug 14, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

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The Orioles already weren’t expecting Dylan Bundy to contribute at the major league level this season, but now the focus may officially shift to 2015.

According to Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, Bundy was placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list today with a right lat strain. He suffered the injury while running in the outfield after his most recent rehab start with High-A Frederick. The minor league season comes to a close on September 1, so there’s a legitimate chance that the Orioles will just shut him down.

β€œI think before we get to that point, I think we need to resolve this and make sure he heals before he does any more activity,” Duquette said. β€œIt will probably take a couple of weeks [to heal].”

Bundy, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, returned to game action two months ago and posted a 0.60 ERA and 22/3 K/BB ratio in 15 innings over three starts with Low-A Aberdeen before moving up to Frederick. The 21-year-old has had some struggles during his time there, putting up a 4.78 ERA with 15 strikeouts and 13 walks over 26 1/3 innings, but he struck out seven over 4 1/3 scoreless innings in his final start before the lat injury.

Bundy was the No. 4 overall pick and made it the majors in his first pro season as a 19-year-old in 2012. The past two years haven’t gone according to plan, but the hope is that he’ll be a factor in the Orioles’ rotation in 2015.

  1. historiophiliac - Aug 14, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    Good grief. Bundy!

  2. ningenito78 - Aug 15, 2014 at 2:07 AM

    He hurt his lat running in the outfield? I want a video of Dylan Bundy running.

  3. lenbias34pt - Aug 15, 2014 at 7:53 AM

    This does make one consider the young man is a candidate to be injury prone.
    A very hard worker…….Let’s hope he is working smart.

    All told, probably just bad luck.

  4. nolanwiffle - Aug 15, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    I once broke a toe while eating a ham and cheese sandwich.

  5. theageofquarrel - Aug 15, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    Al is ashamed of him

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