After consulting today with orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrew in Gulf Breeze, Fla., Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy will undergo ligament-reconstructive surgery on his right elbow Thursday morning, according to an industry source.
Bundy was examined yesterday by team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens before returning to Florida for a follow-up opinion.
An MRI taken on Bundy’s right elbow back in April came back clean, but he’s now been diagnosed with a small tear.
Baseball America rated Bundy as the second-best prospect in baseball before the season. He was supposed to enter Double-A Bowie’s rotation, but he hasn’t pitched since spring training.
Bundy, the fourth overall pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, felt discomfort in his right forearm/elbow while throwing from 120 feet Monday morning in Sarasota. He received a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection from Andrews on April 29 and was told to rest for six weeks.
The normal recovery time for Tommy John surgery is one year.
I’ll have further updates later today after meeting with manager Buck Showalter.
For the Orioles
Nick Markakis RF
Manny Machado 3B
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Nate McLouth LF
Danny Valencia DH
Alexi Casilla 2B
Jason Hammel RHP
For the Indians
Michael Bourn CF
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Jason Kipnis 2B
Nick Swisher 1B
Michael Brantley LF
Jason Giambi DH
Yan Gomes C
Lonnie Chisenhall 3B
Drew Stubbs RF
Scott Kazmir LHP
Six members of the Double-A Bowie Baysox were chosen to represent the Western Division for the 2013 Eastern League All-Star Game, to be played July 10 in New Britain, Conn.: catcher Caleb Joseph, outfielder Henry Urrutia, shortstop Niuman Romero, third baseman Ty Kelly, right-hander Mike Wright and left-hander Jason Gurka. Gurka won’t participate due to an injury.
Urrutia is 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored today for Bowie - his fifth multi-hit game in the last eight. He’s batting .367 with 37 RBIs.
Urrutia and Single-A Frederick left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez have been selected to play for the World Team in the Futures Game during All-Star week.
Nolan Reimold is 3-for-5 with a run scored today at Bowie, by far his best game since joining the Baysox on an injury-rehab assignment. He was 2-for-27 before today.