"If you do the mathematics of where we're taking his innings compared to last year, it leaves that buffer if we so choose and if he is still worthy," Showalter said. "We can go a lot of different directions with that. So the possibility is in place, but it's something that I think we're a long way from."
Bundy, the No. 4 overall pick and top high school player taken in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, has been limited to five inning starts as the team plans to keep him in the 120-130 inning range for the season.
Bundy started the year with Class A Delmarva and did not allow an earned run in 30 innings. Since being promoted to Class A-Advanced Frederick, Bundy is 4-2 with a 3.14 ERA in 28 2/3 innings.