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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.

Yankees, Brett Gardner reunite on one-year, $12.5 million deal

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George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the Yankees and outfielder Brett Gardner are back together on a one-year, $12.5 million contract. The deal includes a second year option worth $20 million.

Gardner, 36, is coming off of the strongest offensive season of his career, batting .251/.325/.503 with 28 home runs, 74 RBI, 86 runs scored, and 10 stolen bases over 550 plate appearances. While he has certainly lost a step or two with age, he still rates as an above-average defensive corner outfielder as well.

As Joel Sherman of the New York Post notes, the Yankees also value Gardner — a veteran of 12 seasons — for his leadership, especially with CC Sabathia and Didi Gregorius gone.

Bringing Gardner back into the fold allows Giancarlo Stanton to remain the full-time DH. Gardner will return to left field with Aaron Hicks and Aaron Judge reprising their roles in center and right, respectively.