- Obama’s regulatory agenda will cost U.S. economy $143B next year: report
- Patriot Act author on James Clapper: Fire, prosecute him
- Russia P.M. Medvedev: No amnesty for political prisoners
- Michigan GOP Senate hopeful reminds government is the ‘servant’
- Christmas, by Congress: Members mull a 15-cent tax on trees
- U.S. unemployment falls to five-year low of 7 percent; 203K jobs added
- World mourns Nelson Mandela and celebrates his life; burial set for Dec. 15
- Bill O’Reilly reminds: Nelson Mandela ‘was a communist’
- John Boehner says GOP should support gay candidates: ‘I do’
- Grass-Whopper: Pan-fried cricket burgers go over big in New York City
Dylan Bundy, top Orioles prospect, to have Tommy John surgery
Question of the Day
BALTIMORE — Dylan Bundy’s frustrating season ended before it started.
The Orioles pitching prospect will have elbow ligament-replacement surgery on Thursday. The procedure will end a frustrating season in which the right-hander never threw in a game.
“Hopefully, next year this time we’ll be putting a date on when he’s going to be pitching again in a game,” Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said Wednesday.
Selected fourth overall in the 2011 amateur draft, Bundy made it to the big leagues with Baltimore last season and was expected to contribute again this year. But he developed arm soreness during spring training.
The 20-year-old received treatment in April. When he resumed throwing, Bundy felt pain in his elbow and again was shut down.
“Dr. Andrews and Dr. Wilckens have been on the same page about everything,” Showalter said. “We tried to see if we could keep from going down this direction, but when he had the setback throwing from a certain number of feet, I think they felt like there was some distress there.”
The sooner Bundy gets the operation, the sooner he can begin the extensive rehabilitation program.
“Dylan is ready to go,” Showalter said. “You think about everything he’s been through with this; he just wants to get it done and to be able to pitch without discomfort. This is probably kind of new to him. You try to keep it from happening, but in a lot of cases it’s preordained. So you take the precautions you need to take, and hopefully it doesn’t happen.”
And at least now Bundy and the Orioles understand why he was had pain when he threw.
“I think there’s some peace where that’s concerned. We’ve got this behind us, we know what it is, it’s nothing that he’s doing wrong or something he’s got to do differently. It’s just something that happens, and we’re going to fix it.”
Bundy has pitched in 23 games as a professional, including two with Baltimore in 2012.
- Obama administration issues permits for wind farms to kill more eagles
- Spike in battlefield deaths linked to restrictive rules of engagement
- Rush Limbaugh: Obama trying to make Mandela death about himself
- Bill OReilly reminds: Nelson Mandela was a communist
- PRUDEN: British press horrified as London's new mayor dares to proclaim the truth
- Federal deficit shrinks 20 percent in fiscal 2014
- EDITORIAL: Our ideological president
- Activists urge Obama to go rogue, sidestep Congress
- Chris Matthews: GOP less patriotic than South African white apartheid leaders
- Sen. Rand Paul pushes 'Economic Freedom Zones' for Detroit
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
History doesn't have to be grim; there is a lot to be learned from the pages of time.
The Constitution: Every issue, every time. No exceptions, no excuses. And how to get from here to there.
Why can’t humans just be free to be humans?
Get in the middle of all the action inside and outside the boxing ring.
White House pets gone wild!