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Orioles place Dylan Bundy on 10-day injured list

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Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy is headed for the 10-day injured list, the team announced Saturday. Bundy has right knee tendinitis and may require several weeks to make a full recovery, though the Orioles have not specified an exact return date.

The 26-year-old righty took his worst loss of the season on Friday, expending 37 pitches in a disastrous eight-hit, seven-run first inning against the Rays. He made his exit at the top of the second inning, but the Orioles couldn’t quite make up the deficit and eventually took the 16-4 loss, their 63rd of the year.

Following the game, Bundy revealed that he had tried to pitch through an existing bout of knee pain. How far that will set him back has yet to be determined, but it’s bound to complicate a disappointing campaign, one in which the right-hander delivered a 4-11 record in 18 starts with a 5.28 ERA, 3.1 BB/9, 9.5 SO/9, and 0.8 fWAR through 92 innings.

In a corresponding move, the club recalled fellow right-hander Tayler Scott from Triple-A Norfolk. Scott, 27, pitched to mixed results after his MLB debut with the Mariners earlier this year, scattering 10 runs, six walks, and seven strikeouts across 7 2/3 innings in the majors. He has yet to make his big league debut for the Orioles.

Report: Red Sox to sign Zack Godley

Red Sox sign Zack Godley
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Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports that the Red Sox are nearing an agreement with pitcher Zack Godley. It is still unclear whether the contract will be of the minor or major league variety.

Godley, 30, was with the Tigers on a minor league contract but the club released him in early April. The right-hander pitched for the Diamondbacks and Blue Jays last season, amassing 92 innings with a 5.97 ERA and a 70/42 K/BB ratio. Godley was quite solid for the D-Backs in 2017, posting a 3.37 ERA over 155 innings, so the Red Sox are hoping to see that version of him.

The Red Sox need starting pitching depth with Chris Sale out for the year due to Tommy John surgery and Eduardo Rodríguez sidelined because of a positive COVID-19 test. Collin McHugh is also still on the mend from an elbow injury. The starting rotation at the moment includes Nathan Eovaldi, Martín Pérez, Ryan Weber, and Brian Johnson. It is certainly the club’s biggest weakness.

The Red Sox open up the 2020 regular season at home against the Orioles on July 24. Eovaldi would seem to be the one to get the Opening Day nod. Godley could slot in anywhere else in the rotation, from No. 2 to 5.