Dylan Bundy SP BAL 1 Month

Dylan Bundy (elbow) is expected to make his first minor league rehab start Sunday with Class A Aberdeen.

Great news. Bundy has pitched well in extended spring training and he's now ready to make the next step in his rehab from Tommy John surgery. This will be his first professional outing since September 25, 2012 with the Orioles. The 21-year-old will likely have to make a few starts in the minors, but he could make an impact with the big club around midseason.

Dylan Bundy SP BAL 2 Months

Dylan Bundy (elbow) threw four perfect innings Tuesday in an extended spring training game.

Bundy struck out six batters and threw 56 pitches. He was sitting in the 91-93 mph range with his fastball and topped out at 94 mph, which is an improvement from his recent outings. The plan calls for him to go five innings next time out, which could be the final step before he goes out on an official minor league rehab assignment. The 21-year-old could be looking at a midseason return to the Orioles.

Dylan Bundy SP BAL 2 Months

Dylan Bundy (elbow) tossed three innings Thursday in an extended spring training game.

Bundy came out of the appearance with no issues. He's slowly working his way back from Tommy John surgery and could be an option for the Orioles' starting rotation around the All-Star break. The 21-year-old top pitching prospect is worth stashing in deep fantasy leagues.

Dylan Bundy SP BAL 2 Months

Dylan Bundy (elbow) will throw three innings in extended spring training on Thursday.

That equates to around 45 pitches. Bundy is working his way back from Tommy John surgery last June. If things continue to progress, the right-hander may be back with the club after the All-Star break.

Dylan Bundy SP BAL 2 Months

Dylan Bundy (elbow) threw 18 pitches Tuesday in his first extended spring training game.

It was his first time facing hitters in a competitive environment since his Tommy John surgery last summer. The 21-year=old right-hander allowed a pair of home runs, but sat in the 90-92 mph range with his fastball and felt good physically. He's scheduled to pitch again on Saturday. Barring any setbacks, he could be an option to join the Orioles at some point around midseason.

Dylan Bundy SP BAL 2 Months

Dylan Bundy (elbow) will throw an inning in an extended spring training game next week in Florida.

It will be his first time facing hitters outside the Orioles organization since he underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last summer. Bundy should be a candidate for the O's rotation sometime in July.

Dylan Bundy SP BAL 2 Months

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that Dylan Bundy (elbow) topped out at 93 mph during a live batting practice session Tuesday.

"Everything went real well, threw all his pitches," Showalter said. It was the first time since last year's Tommy John surgery that Bundy was throwing to hitters. The 93 mph is a little below his peak velocity when he was healthy, but of course he still has time to get his heater all the way back. Bundy could be an option for the O's around midseason.

Dylan Bundy SP BAL 2 Months

Orioles right-handed pitcher Dylan Bundy (elbow) will throw live batting practice today.

Bundy is slated for a return near the All-Star break, which could be a big boost for the first place Orioles.

Dylan Bundy SP BAL 3 Months

Dylan Bundy (elbow) threw 50 pitches Thursday in a bullpen session.

The next step calls for Bundy to throw live batting practice for the first time next Tuesday. If all goes well, he could be throwing in games within two weeks. The O's will obviously exercise caution with their top pitching prospect, but he has a chance to make an impact with the big club by the All-Star break at this rate.

Dylan Bundy SP BAL 3 Months

Dylan Bundy (elbow) is scheduled to throw live batting practice next Tuesday.

It will be Bundy's most important step yet, as it will be his first time throwing to live hitters since his Tommy John surgery last year. The Orioles are going to be careful with their top pitching prospect, but he could be an option to contribute at the major league level around midseason if all goes well.