Orioles top prospect Dylan Bundy cleared to resume throwing

June 03, 2013|By Eduardo A. Encina | The Baltimore Sun

Orioles top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy has been cleared to resume throwing after a follow-up appointment with renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews on Monday.

Bundy will begin a throwing progression next Monday, which will mark the end of Andrews’ recommendation of six weeks of no throwing.

Bundy received a platelet-rich plasma injection from Andrews on April 29 for tightness in his right forearm. He’s been working out – doing everything besides throwing – at the Orioles’ spring training facility in Sarasota, Fla.

“He was cleared by Dr. Andrews as we were expecting he would,” Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said. “Now, he’s got to go through the throwing progression, but he’s pain free and that allows him to resume the plan.”

For now, there is still no timetable on Bundy’s return to a game, but he will conduct a standard throwing progression that includes light throwing, long toss, throwing from a flat mound and then ultimately throwing from a full mound.

The 20-year-old Bundy hasn’t thrown off a mound since late March. In mid-April, he felt tightness after a light throwing session off flat ground, prompting him to go see Andrews.

Andrews’ recommendation of six weeks of rest correlated with that of Orioles team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens.

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