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Bundy encounters setback in rehab program

Bundy encounters setback in rehab program

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Bundy encounters setback in rehab program

BALTIMORE -- Top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy had a setback in his rehab program on Monday and is expected to be reexamined by team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens on Tuesday.

Bundy, who had been throwing from 120 feet, felt some discomfort at the team's spring facility in Sarasota, Fla., and he is also expected to see Dr. James Andrews after being checked out by Wilckens. Andrews on April 29 administered the platelet rich plasma (PRP) in Bundy's right flexor mass -- the forearm/elbow area -- and prescribed rest for six weeks following the injection, which is supposed to spur growth.

The severity of Bundy's setback -- or if he will undergo another series of tests -- is unknown. Until Monday he had been slowly progressing toward getting up on a regular mound for the first time since March, but this development could change things considerably.

The fourth overall pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, Bundy was ranked the No. 2 prospect in baseball by MLB.com entering the season but has yet to throw a pitch in 2013. In 2012 he went 9-3 with a 2.08 ERA in 23 combined starts between Class A and Double-A before making his highly anticipated big league debut in September.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli. Derek Wetmore is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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