Bowie pitcher Bobby Bundy could be headed for surgery

Double-A Bowie right-handed pitcher Bobby Bundy is expected to miss the rest of the season and is very likely headed for surgery. An MRI discovered that Bundy has bone spurs in his right elbow.

The older brother of Dylan Bundy, the Orioles’ top pitching prospect, Bobby Bundy had given up 15 runs in just 3 2/3 innings in his last two starts for Bowie, on July 3 and 8. He is 2-11 with an ERA of 6.25 on the year over 17 Baysox starts.

In 80 2/3 innings with Bowie, Bundy allowed 98 hits with 35 walks, 64 strikeouts and a .301 batting average against.

The 22-year-old Bundy was drafted by the Orioles in the eighth round in 2008. He went 11-5 with a 2.75 ERA for Single-A Frederick last year and was the Orioles’ organization pitcher of the month for both May and July and made the mid-season Carolina League All-Star team. He went 1-3 with a 9.60 ERA in five games late in the year at Bowie.

He was put on the Baysox disabled list July 12, retroactive to July 9.

No final decision has been made as to whether Bundy will have surgery, but it appears that is likely. A final decision should come sometime in the next few days.

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