Every fan of the Baltimore Orioles may now exhale. Top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy will not miss too much time on the mound after a minor injury to his groin, which is being identified as a spasm. Bundy last pitched on Feb. 27 in a split squad game against the New York Yankees. He threw two scoreless innings in that game, allowing one hit and one walk with one strikeout.
The burly right-hander has mentioned that the injury was not from pitching. It was a minor tweak he felt after getting in a few extra sprints. Manager Buck Showalter has moved Bundy’s workload back a couple of days as a precautionary measure. We should expect to see him back in action soon.
Bundy has been sharp for Baltimore so far this spring, logging in scoreless outings in both his appearances. He has three strikeouts in three innings pitched and opponents are hitting .250 off of him. He made his Major League debut against the Boston Red Sox last season. In that outing, he recorded two outs on seven pitches, throwing four of them for strikes. He made one other appearance against the Toronto Blue Jays, throwing a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and walk on 22 pitches, throwing 12 of them for strikes.
The Orioles are certainly going to take every measure necessary to protect their top draft choice from 2011. Clearly this is just proof of that, so look forward to more appearances by Bundy with the Orioles before camp breaks.