Elbow problems, though, developed in Spring Training of 2013, forcing Bundy to have Tommy John surgery on June 27. He never pitched in the regular season. The Orioles expect Bundy, Baseball America's second-ranked pitching prospect entering 2013, back on the mound by June.
Bundy's progress looks good. NBC Sports.com's Bill Baer announced Sunday night that Bundy, age 21, has begun throwing from 45 feet in hopes of meeting or beating that predicted June return.
Dylan Bundy making progress after Tommy John surgery http://t.co/PQrtlNBTxaBaer also cites an interview between Bundy and MiLB.com's Kelsie Heneghan in which Bundy briefly explained his rehab process. He said he is working hard on shoulder and elbow exercises as well as beginning those light throwing workouts. He expects to step up his throwing before long and strengthen his rotator cuff.
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Bundy's future still looks very bright. He could eventually become an important part of the Orioles' rotation, and if he can return to his pre-surgery form quickly, that chance should come sooner rather than later.