Dylan Bundy said b4 ASB he didn’t expect to be starting anytime soon. But it wasn’t up to him. O’s announce Bundy starts Sunday. Baseball.
— Dan Connolly (@danconnolly2016) July 15, 2016
After what feels like an eternity, Dylan Bundy is finally making his Major League starter debut. Once upon a time Bundy was viewed as the top prospect in the O’s system, until injuries took over, and Bundy had to have Tommy John Surgery in 2013.
As O’s fans, we’ve been waiting forever for Bundy to make his first start, after looking promising for a short time in relief out of the bullpen at the end of 2012. And so far in 2016, Bundy has looked good coming out of the bullpen, pitching to a 2-1 record, with a 3.08 ERA.
The Orioles had set a limit for innings they wanted Bundy to pitch in 2016 (somewhere around 75 innings), and it looks as though they may have abandoned that plan. He’s pitched 38 so far this season. It’s kind of scary given Bundy’s injury history, but it’s extremely exciting to see what he has to offer the team.
This move is also telling of what the Orioles feel they can get on the trade market to help them in the second half of the season. There’s a ton of teams looking for pitching, and the O’s don’t have a lot in the farm system.
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