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Bundy heading to Florida to see Dr. Andrews

Bundy heading to Florida to see Dr. Andrews

Bundy heading to Florida to see Dr. Andrews

BALTIMORE -- Top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy, who felt some discomfort when throwing off flat ground on Monday, saw team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens on Tuesday and is headed to Florida to be re-examined by Dr. James Andrews.

Manager Buck Showalter didn't divulge Wilcken's diagnosis, saying only that the club "is still in the process" and will wait until after the appointment with Andrews, who gave Bundy a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection on April 29.

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The 20-year-old Bundy -- originally diagnosed with tightness in his right flexor mass -- had been progressing setback-free until Monday, when he felt the discomfort while throwing from 120 feet at the team's spring facility in Sarasota, Fla.

Showalter kept mum on whether the discomfort is in the same area as the original injury or if it's something new and/or more serious.

"I'm not going to handicap it," Showalter said. "Obviously, I know a little more, but there's some potential for some good things and some potential for some things we'll have to continue to work at."

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. He was optioned to Double-A out of Spring Training and last threw off a regular mound in March. 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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