Orioles top prospect Dylan Bundy on his way to follow up with Dr. James Andrews

The Baltimore Sun

Right-hander Dylan Bundy, whose throwing progression in Sarasota was cut short Monday after he again felt discomfort in his arm, saw team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens on Tuesday in Baltimore.

But the Orioles will wait until Bundy has a follow-up visit with Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday in Florida before deciding the next step with their prized pitching prospect. 

For Bundy, this is his second setback this season in his rehab from right forearm and elbow tightness. Bundy, the No. 2 prospect in baseball according to Baseball America, hasn’t thrown off a mound since late in spring training.

“It’s still in the process of putting everything together,” Showalter said. “Dr. Wilckens I’m sure will tell Dr. Andrews what he thinks and he’ll look at it and see what he thinks and we’ll go from there. I don’t think they’re at that point yet to say for sure.”

Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Bundy's discomfort is in the same area as before -- in a muscle on the inside of his right arm that connects to his elbow.

All previous tests -- including MRIs -- showed no damage to the elbow. Duquette said that no further MRIs would be planned at the moment.

"We’ll see what Dr. Andrews says," Duquette said. "I think we will know more tomorrow."

Bundy received a platelet-rich plasma injection from Andrews on April 29 and was prescribed six weeks of rest. He began a throwing progression earlier this month and had reached throwing two sets of 25 throws from 120 feet before he was again shut down Monday.

“I’m not going to handicap it,” Showalter said. “When they get all the information in, obviously I know a little more than I’m [saying], but there’s some potential for some good things, there’s some potential for some things that we’ll continue to work at.”

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