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Bundy (shoulder soreness) was placed on the disabled list at Double-A Bowie on Thursday, MASN's Steve Melewski reports.

With the transaction retroactive to Tuesday, it's essentially a meaningless procedural move. There was little question Bundy would miss at least one start, but with an MRI showing nothing more than inflammation, he could return within the next few weeks. For now, the Orioles will play it safe, allowing Bundy to rest. There may not be another update until Bundy starts throwing again, and it's unclear when that will happen.

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Bundy's MRI on Wednesday just showed shoulder inflammation, which is nothing new, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

While shoulder inflammation is nothing to dismiss, it is good that no structural damage was revealed on the second exam of Bundy's shoulder. The prescription for the Orioles' top prospect will be to rest, so he should be considered out indefinitely.

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Bundy said he will have an MRI on his shoulder Wednesday, MASN's Steve Melewski reports.

This runs a little contrary to what the O's had been saying earlier Tuesday as they downplayed any need for an MRI and said Bundy would just need rest to get over the tendinitis. He had an exam on the shoulder that revealed no structural damage, but the fact that he will get an MRI Wednesday is still a little concerning. Do not look for Baltimore's top prospect to be on the mound in the big leagues anytime soon.

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An exam on Bundy's shoulder went well, and the Orioles are hopeful he's just dealing with mild tendinitis, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

The current prescription is simply rest and anti-inflammatories, with the hope Bundy will get back on the mound for Double-A Bowie before long. After spending most of 2014 recovering from Tommy John surgery, Bundy has a 3.68 ERA, 10.2 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 through 22 innings for Bowie this season. The Orioles don't want to rush their top pitching prospect, but manager Buck Showalter did recently say that Bundy could make it to the majors by the end of the season. Even if that happens, it probably won't be until late in the year, and Bundy might only be used in a relief role. He's yet to face more than 15 batters in an outing for Bowie this season.

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Bundy will not make his scheduled start Tuesday at Double-A Bowie due to a sore shoulder, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

The highly touted prospect is 0-3 at Double-A this season, but he's posted a respectable 3.68 ERA while failing to allow a home run in eight starts (22.0 innings). At this time, the shoulder issue appears to be minor, but additional details should emerge over the coming days. Earlier this month, Orioles' manager Buck Showalter indicated that it's a possibility that Bundy could make the jump to the majors from Double-A at some point this season.

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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 2 weeks 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.

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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.

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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 3 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.