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Top Baltimore Orioles prospects Dylan Bundy and Jonathan Schoop could be back playing in the minors within a month. Both players are making good progress in their recovery from flexor (Bundy) and back (Schoop) injuries, according to MLB.com's Derek Wetmore.
Starting pitcher Bundy is due to start throwing from 90 feet, with two 25-pitch sessions scheduled for Monday. He started the season with elbow problems and raised fears of Tommy John surgery when he visited Dr James Andrews at the end of April with forearm soreness, but a PRP injection was prescribed instead. He was cleared to start throwing a week ago.
Schoop, a middle infielder, is now jogging in a pool and throwing as he endeavours to recover from a stress fracture in his lower back. He was diagnosed with the problem just under a month ago and it was expected he'd take six to eight weeks to recover. Both players seem to be on course to meet their original recovery timetables at present.
Bundy and Schoop were rated first and third respectively on Baseball America's organisational ranking for the Orioles. Separating them was Kevin Gausman, who recently made his major league debut and did not perform well over his five starts, giving up 7 home runs in just 24.2 innings, contributing to a 7.66 ERA. The Orioles recently demoted him to Triple-A Norfolk. Last year, Baltimore surprisingly called up the 20-year-old Manny Machado, who has adapted to the majors incredibly quickly and currently leads all of baseball in doubles, with 32, and hits, with 99. Whether Bundy or Schoop see the majors this year may depend how quickly they can return from these problems.
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