The Baltimore Orioles shut down top prospect Dylan Bundy to
start the season as the right-handed starting pitcher battled elbow issues.
Bundy resumed throwing recently, but it brought about a setback that is causing
Baltimore to have him examined by the infamous Dr. James Andrews, according to
Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun.
Dylan Bundy getting second opinion on forearm soreness after throwing off flat ground Monday, seeing Dr. James Andrews today.#Orioles
— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) April 23, 2013
It’s never good news when Andrews is involved. It’s easy to
immediately consider the worst, which for Bundy would be season-ending surgery.
There’s also a chance that it’s a more minor ailment, but whatever the case the
O’s believe it’s serious enough to call on the opinion of Andrews.
When Bundy underwent an MRI three weeks ago, no structural
damage was discovered. He’s since thrown from flat ground at 90 feet, and this
caused discomfort in his forearm.
Baltimore is hoping Bundy can soon reach the majors and
become the No. 1 starter that he profiles as. This could ultimately set him back
a season, depending on the severity of the diagnosis.
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