Carroll County Times

Orioles Notebook: Bundy sees doctors after setback

BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles have had high hopes for right-handed pitcher Dylan Bundy since they drafted him fourth overall in the 2011 draft. So any minor discomfort or injury is a good reason to worry a little.
Now, it might be time to worry a bit more.
Bundy had another setback Monday when he felt discomfort in his injured forearm when throwing from 120 feet. On Tuesday, Bundy met with team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens and was also expected to revisit Dr. James Andrews.
Andrews gave Bundy a platelet rich plasma injection April 29, and also saw no structural damage in Bundy's elbow at that point. He shut Bundy down for six weeks.
It appeared that Bundy, who had been at the Orioles team facility in Sarasota, Fla., was close to being ready to throw from a mound. Now, that will not be the case.
Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said he had heard of Bundy's situation from head trainer Richie Bancells, and was not entirely sure of the severity.
"There's a potential for some good things, there's some potential for some things that we'll have to continue to work at," Showalter said. "It's still in the process of putting everything together."
WELCOME BACK: Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen rejoined the team Tuesday, a day after throwing a simulated game. The left-hander will throw a bullpen session Wednesday and then go on a rehab assignment beginning Saturday, although he said he is unsure which minor-league affiliate he will be joining.
Chen has been on the disabled list with a strained oblique since mid-May.
"It's been so long and the rehab's felt so long, I'm so happy that I can get back," Chen said through his interpreter. "If everything goes well on Saturday, I'll probably come back really soon."
DOUBLING UP: Manny Machado entered Tuesday with 34 doubles, nine more than any other player in the majors. Machado is currently on pace for 72 doubles this season, which would break Earl Webb's long-standing record of 67, which he set in 1931 for Boston.
Machado's double on Sunday, his 34th, set the Orioles record for most doubles before the All-Star Game, previously set by Brian Roberts (33) in 2008.
BUSCH LEAGUE: NASCAR driver Kurt Busch threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday's game. Busch, the 2004 Sprint Cup champion, donned a personalized Orioles jersey with his No. 78 on the back.
Busch, a spokesman for the Armed Forces Foundation, watched the game from a suite donated by the Orioles for Tuesday with 10 soldiers currently receiving treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.