Next stop for Dylan Bundy could be Double-A Bowie, Dan Duquette says

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Monday that the organization is considering re-assigning top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy to Double-A Bowie following his next rehabilitation start for short-season Single-A Aberdeen on Friday.

Duquette said the Orioles still plan to re-evaluate Bundy following his start for Aberdeen on Friday, which will be a year to the day he had Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction surgery.

“We were going to see how he does, and then see if we wanted to send him to Bowie, depending on how he does,” Duquette said.

In two previous starts at Aberdeen, Bundy has allowed just one run and seven hits in 10 innings with 15 strikeouts and just one walk. He threw five shutout innings and struck out nine in his start Saturday as his fastball sat at 92-93 mph and hit 94.

“He had good command of his fastball and threw some breaking balls for strikes,” Duquette said. “He used his changeup. He was really on his game for the first couple innings, and then I think he got a little bit fatigued, but overall I think he looked pretty good.”

After the game, Bundy said he hoped he would get moved up to High-A Frederick or Bowie following Friday’s start.

Bundy was recalled to the majors from Bowie in Sept. 2012, making two scoreless relief outings for the Orioles.

His second big league appearance, a scoreless inning on Sept. 25, 2012 against Toronto, was his last regular season game before this month after surgery wiped out his entire 2013 campaign.

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