Right-hander Dylan Bundy will make his next start for High-A Frederick on Thursday, the Orioles announced Saturday afternoon.

A year removed from right elbow ligament replacement surgery, the 21-year-old pitching prospect allowed just one run, 10 hits and struck out 22 batters in 15 innings for short-season Single-A Aberdeen. He had a 0.60 ERA there.

On Friday, in his last start with the IronBirds, Bundy tossed five scoreless innings against Hudson Valley, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out seven. He threw 70 pitches (48 strikes).

At the annual "State of the Orioles" address Saturday afternoon, executive vice president Dan Duquette said he’s hopeful that Bundy will contribute to the club later this year. The right-hander, who was the club’s first-round pick in the 2011 amateur draft, made two relief appearances with the Orioles in 2012. He had Tommy John surgery last June.

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