Orioles promoting 19-year old top prospect

Orioles promoting 19-year old top prospect
September 19, 2012, 9:30 am
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After exhausting their bullpen in Tuesday’s 18-inning win in Seattle, the Orioles are recalling 19-year-old Dylan Bundy to help the bullpen.

Even though manager Buck Showalter said that the teenager wasn’t yet ready for the big leagues, Bundy was told early Wednesday morning to join the team for its game in Seattle.

Bundy, the fourth overall pick in the 2011 draft, is already on the 60-man roster.

After Bowie lost in the Eastern League playoffs, Bundy was sent to the Instructional League in Sarasota, Fla. to work on his control.

In late August, Showalter looked at a stat line from Bundy’s most recent appearance when he pitched 5 1/3 innings and said: “Four walks in Bowie are more up here.”

After using Jake Arrieta, Brian Matusz, Steve Johnson, Darren O’Day, Pedro Strop, Tommy Hunter and Jim Johnson, Showalter wanted a fresh arm in relief.

In his first season of professional ball, Bundy was 8-5 with a 1.67 ERA with Delmarva, Frederick.

The story was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of foxsports.com. This is a new line.