Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy’s comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery has been put on hold due to shoulder soreness.
Bundy was scratched from his scheduled start at Double-A, but Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that an examination “went well” and the Orioles are “hopeful it’s just a mild case of tendinitis.”
Bundy made his big-league debut in 2012 at age 19 and then ranked as the consensus No. 1 pitching prospect in baseball, but three years later he’s still trying to get back on track. For now he’ll rest and try to re-start his comeback next month.
Prior to being shut down Bundy was pitching well at Double-A with a 3.68 ERA and 25/5 K/BB ratio in 22 innings as a 22-year-old.
LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw will pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2023 after signing a one-year, $20 million deal.
For the second straight year, the Dodgers didn’t extend a qualifying offer to the three-time Cy Young Award winner. Instead, they gave him additional time to mull his future, and he once again decided to stay with the only franchise he’s ever played for during his 15-year major league career.
The 34-year-old left-hander was 12-3 with 2.28 ERA in 22 starts last season. He struck out 137 and walked 23. Kershaw made his ninth All-Star team and started the Midsummer Classic for the first time in his career at Dodger Stadium.
Last April, he became the franchise’s all-time strikeout leader with 2,697. He reached 2,800 strikeouts in his last start of the regular season on Oct. 5 against Colorado. Kershaw ranks 24th all-time with 2,807.
Kershaw has a career record of 197-87 with a 2.48 ERA. He won his only World Series title in 2020, when the Dodgers beat Tampa Bay during the pandemic-shortened season.