After using eight pitchers in an 18-inning win at Seattle that ended at 3:54 this morning, the Orioles are in need of some bolstering to their pitching staff.
One pitcher they plan to add to the roster is 2011 first-round draft pick, right-hander Dylan Bundy, a source confirms.
The 19-year-old Bundy went 9-3 with a 2.08 ERA in 23 starts split between low Single-A Delmarva, high Single-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie this season. He last pitched on Sept. 5 for the Baysox in a playoff game vs. Akron, allowing six hits and one run over six innings.
The Orioles were planning on Bundy pitching around 125 innings this season and he is at 109 2/3, counting six in that playoff game.
While he did give up a batting average against of .339 vs. left-handed hitters with Frederick, that number was down to .269 with Bowie.
Bundy posted some outstanding stats for the Shorebirds, Keys and Baysox vs. right-handed batters. They hit a combined .165 against him with 81 strikeouts and three homers allowed over 236 at-bats. Double-A right-handed batters hit .200 (7-for-35) against him in the Eastern League.
Click here to see what Bundy said after that last outing in the Bowie playoffs when he had a very good changeup going and Dan Duquette was in the stands to watch him pitch at Prince George's Stadium.
Bundy was in the Orioles' instructional league at Sarasota, Fla., had thrown two bullpen sessions there and was scheduled to soon pitch in a game when he got the early morning call today to head to Seattle.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports was the first to report the news on Bundy.