SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy, who missed his last scheduled spring outing Sunday after tweaking his groin, was slated to resume throwing Tuesday by participating in the team’s biomechanical testing.
Bundy said he felt the tweak while running sprints on Friday and said he could have pitched Sunday, but the team wanted to push him back as a precaution.
“I was kind of being stubborn and I wanted to run more, so it’s just little tweak, nothing big,” Bundy said. “I really wasn’t worried about it. They wanted to hold me back now instead of later during spring training.”
Some other news and notes...
** Catcher Matt Wieters won’t play in Wednesday’s home exhibition against Spain’s World Baseball Classic team, giving him an extra day off. As a whole, the Orioles’ lineup will have its share of reserves. “We’re going to use it as an opportunity to look at guys we might not be able to normally,” manager Buck Showalter said.
** Jake Arrieta and Zach Britton will pitch against Spain. Darren O’Day and Jim Johnson were slated to pitch in that game as well, buy Showalter backed away from that Tuesday.
** Richard Salazar, a 2001 draft pick of the Orioles, will start for Spain. He pitched for the Sioux City Explorers of the independent American Association in 2012.
** Right-hander Jason Hammel will start Thursday’s home game against the Blue Jays at Ed Smith Stadium.