BALTIMORE – Dylan Bundy, the Orioles prized pitching prospect, will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Thursday.
The news, first reported by The Baltimore Sun, was confirmed by an industry source.
Bundy felt tightness when throwing from 120 feet in Sarasota, Fla. on Monday and he came to Baltimore on Tuesday to be examined by team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens.
After seeing Wilckens, Bundy was examined by Dr. James Andrews, who will perform the surgery.
Bundy, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2011 draft, has not pitched in 2013. In 2012, he pitched at Delmarva, Frederick and Bowie before making two appearances with the Orioles in September.
The Orioles shut Bundy down in early April because of tightness in his forearm. He saw Dr. Andrews and was administered a Platelet Rich Plasma shot on April 29 and told to rest for six weeks.
He was given the go-ahead to resume throwing on June 10, and early reports were he felt no pain.
Recovery time is expected to be about a year.