BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles have recalled top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy from the minor leagues.
Bundy, the Orioles' first round selection (fourth overall) in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, went a combined 9-3 with a 2.08 ERA (103.2IP, 24ER) in 23 starts with three affiliates this season, striking out 119 and walking 28.
Following the minor league season, he was named to the Baseball America Minor League All-Star Team.
The Orioles need a fresh arm in the bullpen after an 18-inning game on Tuesday night. A 4-2 win over Seattle allowed the Orioles (84-64) to pull within a percentage point of the Yankees (83-63) for the lead in the AL East. The Yankees were rained out Tuesday and will play a split double-header with Toronto on Wednesday.
Bundy, at 19 years, 309 days-old, will be the first Oriole to debut before his 20th birthday since RHP Mike Adamson on July 1, 1967. Adamson was 19 years, 291 days-old.
Some information used in this story is courtesy of The Associated Press and the Baltimore Orioles.