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Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Wednesday that Bundy could make the jump from Double-A to the major leagues this season, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

The O's don't think Bundy is ready yet, but they are leaving the door open for him to bypass the Triple-A level and return to the majors this year if he can sustain success over a period of time with Bowie. So far this season, Bundy has gone 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 20:5 K:BB in 18 innings at Double-A. Showalter said there are no plans set for Bundy to start or serve out of the bullpen once he's up.

Dylan Bundy SP BAL 1 week ago

Bundy allowed six runs - five earned - on eight hits in two innings at Double-A Friday.

Bundy has had dominant outings, including two sets of three perfect innings. He has also had bad outings, allowing two runs in three innings on two occasions prior to Friday's game. The Orioles are taking it easy on him, as Bundy has not thrown more than 65 pitches or longer than three innings in his seven starts this season.

Dylan Bundy SP BAL 1 month ago

Bundy pitched three perfect innings in his season debut Monday for Double-A Bowie.

It took Bundy just 34 pitches (24 strikes) to move through the lineup, racking up one strikeout. He's on a 100-inning limit this year - thus the short start - but he certainly appears to be able to be quite effective in short stints.

Dylan Bundy SP BAL 2 months ago

Bundy will be limited to around 100 innings in 2015, MiLB.com's Jake Seiner reports. "He's definitely taken a step forward," Orioles director of player development Brian Graham said of Bundy's performance this spring. "He's better now than he was in August of last year when he last pitched. Certainly, from a velocity standpoint and command and healthy, he's going to continue to get better."

The results were not great for Bundy this spring, but his velocity (he was hitting 95 mph with his fastball) and command more important than the results in exhibition games. Look for Bundy to start the year at Double-A, and potentially finish the year in the Orioles' bullpen. The 100-inning limit, while understandable, certainly limits his fantasy potential in 2015.

Dylan Bundy SP BAL 2 months ago

Bundy was sent to minor league camp Monday after allowing a run on two hits and two walks in 1.1 innings, MASN Sports reports.

Bundy struggled in four spring appearances, allowing four runs on seven hits and six walks in six innings. He remains slated to begin the season at Double-A. All reports suggest he is healthy and recovered from Tommy John surgery in 2013, but Bundy's performance did not impress. Things could come back to him as he stretches himself out in preparation for the season and if things go well Bundy could be in Baltimore this summer.

Dylan Bundy SP BAL 3 months ago

Bundy threw a scoreless inning with two walks in Wednesday's spring training game against the Tigers.

This was the first game action for Bundy since August when he was shut down with a strained lat muscle in his shoulder. Most pitchers spend spring training working on secondary stuff and Bundy worked on his changeup, according to MASN Sports. Bundy should stick with the MLB team for most of camp before beginning the season at Double-A.

Dylan Bundy SP BAL 3 months ago

Bundy (elbow) threw a bullpen session Sunday and has had no restrictions at spring training, MASN Sports reports.

Bundy will be turned loose this year, but he will certainly have an innings limit. He will begin the year at Double-A, but manager Buck Showalter said there is a chance he could get to the Majors this year. Bundy is still a long term play and his return in 2015 will be limited at best at the MLB level.

Dylan Bundy SP BAL 4 months ago

Bundy will pitch without restrictions in spring training, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports. "He's crossed every physical hurdle, and then some," manager Buck Showalter said.

Bundy, who hit the DL near the end of the season with a lat strain, made just nine total starts last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in June of 2013. The fourth overall pick in the 2011 draft will ramp up his activity this spring, and should receive a full workload as he looks to make up for the ground he's lost over the past season-and-a-half.

Dylan Bundy SP BAL 9 months ago

Bundy (elbow) strained a lat muscle while running in the outfield and will head to 7-day DL at High-A Frederick, MASNsports.com's Steve Melewski reports.

Orioles GM Dan Duquette said that while the strain shouldn't take long to recover from, Bundy might not pitch again this season with the minor league campaign winding down in two weeks. While it's good news that Bundy didn't suffer any sort of setback with his elbow, he could desperately use some innings after being limited to nine starts over in the minors over the past two seasons. He wasn't especially effective in his six turns with Frederick while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, posting a 4.78 ERA and 15:13 K:BB ratio over 26.1 innings.

Dylan Bundy SP BAL 9 months ago

Bundy (elbow) has a 4.78 ERA and 15:13 K:BB ratio through 26.1 innings in six rehab starts for High-A Frederick.

Not exactly the numbers the O's were hoping for from Bundy, who is still making his way back from Tommy John surgery. The big club is surging without him, though, so while Baltimore initially wanted to have him back for the stretch run, they may not end up rushing him back after all.