Bundy making progress, being careful

Bundy making progress, being careful

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The toughest thing for Dylan Bundy, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, is holding himself back as he continues to make progress for the Orioles during Spring Training.

Bundy, 21, worked up to throw at 150 feet again on Sunday, with the only difference being that he moved in to 90 and 60 feet to throw a little more. The right-hander threw to vice president of baseball operations Brady Anderson with assistant athletic trainer Brian Ebel watching and executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette and trainer Chris Correnti coming over toward the end.

"I want to throw harder, but I know I'm not supposed to," said Bundy, who was popping the mitt pretty good when he got closer to Anderson. "They say right now it's a touchy stage because people feel really good about their arm and they throw harder, but if they keep at 75 percent, they should be fine."

Bundy will throw at 150 feet at least one more time, and the next step is 180. The Orioles hope Bundy, their top pitching prospect, can be a factor for them in June.

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