The plan was for top Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy to pitch Friday night at short-season Single-A Aberdeen before being re-evaluated and potentially sent elsewhere.
After his third straight dominant performance for the IronBirds, it’s fairly apparent that Bundy will be moving on up for his next game action, most likely to Double-A Bowie.
On Friday, Bundy threw five scoreless innings against Hudson Valley, allowing just three hits, two walks and a wild pitch while striking out seven batters. He threw 70 pitches, 48 for strikes.
The 21-year-old, who is one year removed from right elbow ligament replacement surgery, now has allowed just one run, 10 hits and three walks and struck out 22 batters in 15 innings for Aberdeen. His ERA there is now 0.60.
Bundy made three starts in Bowie in 2012, going 2-0 with a 3.24 ERA in three games during his first pro season, which ended in the majors. He missed all of 2013 with the elbow injury, which required Tommy John surgery last June.