BALTIMORE –- Dylan Bundy, who is shut down with shoulder tendinitis, will not be throwing any time soon, manager Buck Showalter said.
Bundy, the Orioles’ No. 1 pick in 2011 and the fourth overall choice, was 0-3 with a 3.68 ERA in eight starts for Bowie when he was forced to stop pitching last month.
“Dylan, throwing again is not imminent,” Showalter said.
Showalter said surgery on Bundy’s shoulder has not been discussed. Bundy underwent Tommy John surgery in June 2013.
When asked if Bundy would pitch again this year, Showalter responded: “Is [Arizona] Fall League this year? He’s just kind of shut down for the near future, for a while, kind of let everything calm down, see where we are. Depending on how you look at it, it’s probably as good a news as you can expect….He won’t be throwing for a little while. We’ll see how long that is.”
Hunter Harvey, the team’s top pick in 2013, who has yet to pitch this season due to a flexor mass strain in his right forearm, will soon begin a throwing program.
Matt Hobgood, the team’s No. 1 pick in 2009, will have surgery on his right shoulder. He had pitched in six games at Bowie before being hurt.
NOTES: Bowie right-hander Elih Villanueva and Frederick right-hander David Hess have been named Pitcher of the Week in the Bowie and Carolina Leagues respectively.