Dylan Bundy, the Baltimore Orioles' top pitching prospect, received an injection of platelet-rich plasma on Monday and was told to rest his ailing right forearm for six weeks.
Orioles fans and management can breathe now.
The 20-year-old Bundy had been complaining of soreness in his right forearm-elbow since spring training, and on Monday, he visited famed baseball surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Some feared the phenom would require Tommy John surgery and be sidelined for the rest of the season.
Bundy had been diagnosed with "flexor mass tightness," but a previous MRI did not show any structural damage to his arm or elbow. Still, Bundy wanted a second opinion so he scheduled a visit with Andrews.
Andrews recommended the PRP injection and ordered Bundy to rest, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Bundy, was the fourth pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. He made two scoreless appearances for the Orioles last season and in 23 minor-league starts has a 2.08 ERA.
Baseball America ranks Bundy the No. 2 prospect in all of baseball behind Texas Rangers' Jurickson Profar.