BALTIMORE -- Matt Wieters was not in Wednesday's starting lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays, as the 25-year-old catcher was dealing with discomfort in his quadriceps, although manager Buck Showalter said the injury doesn't appear serious.
"He had a little, we think, it was a cramp, a little quad discomfort, after the last tour of the bases," Showalter said of Wieters. "We knew he wasn't going to catch today or tomorrow [afternoon], one of the two games. So we gave him an extra day. He came in today feeling pretty good, all things considered. So, we will err on the side of caution there."
According to Showalter, Wieters felt a little tweak during Robert Andino's at-bat in the 10th inning of the Oriole's 6-5 loss to Toronto on Tuesday. Andino was ruled out on a third-strike bunt attempt that landed foul and Wieters -- who was already on third -- scored on Jake Fox's game-tying single.
"Pretty glad that the throw didn't come to the plate," Showalter said, given that Wieters wasn't running at full bore.
Wieters hit his 15th homer of the year Tuesday, his fifth in 13 games, and hit .302 with a .570 slugging percentage in 24 August games.
Younger Bundy can't wait to pitch with older brother
BALTIMORE -- Dylan Bundy acknowledged Wednesday afternoon that the opportunity to see his dream through -- pitching with older brother Bobby as part of the Baltimore Orioles future rotation -- hasn't really sunk in yet. Although the 18-year-old right-hander, the Orioles' top Draft pick who was officially introduced at Camden Yards, stood by his statement this June that the brothers will "100 percent" get to pitch on the same roster someday.
As for when that timetable may be, Bundy -- widely considered the best prep arm in this year's Draft -- didn't mince words.
"As quickly as I can," Bundy, selected fourth overall, said of his ascent to the Major Leagues. "That's my goal and that's Baltimore's goal. I'd like to be there within one year, two years, whatever. I just want to be there when I am ready."
Bundy, who went 11-0 with a 0.20 ERA, including 158 strikeouts against five walks in 71 innings during his senior season, was thought to have of the best high school arms in recent memory. He has a nasty curveball, a very effective cutter and an above-average changeup to go along with a blistering fastball that has touched 100 mph.
"I know that the intangibles are here," scouting director Joe Jordan said of Bundy, who will report to the team's facility in Sarasota to work out in advance of instructional league. "And if we are blessed with health and good health going forward, I know Dylan Bundy is going to do everything that needs to be done to be as good as he can be."
Known for his rigorous workouts and meticulous nutrition habits, Bundy was anxious to get throwing and said he "can't wait" to see what happens after instructional league. Bobby, who is a front-runner for the Orioles' Minor League Pitcher of the Year, was recently promoted to Double-A, and having him already in the organization has been key for the younger Bundy, who he called his best friend.
While Dylan's $4 million bonus falls short of an organizational record, doled out to catcher Matt Wieters ($6 million) in 2007, the $6.25 million in guaranteed money to Bundy is the most total money paid out to an Orioles' Draft pick. The five-year Major League contract means Bundy is already on the team's 40-man roster, an important stipulation for Bundy's camp and one that could accelerate his timetable to Baltimore.
"This kid is a talented kid," said Jordan, who acknowledged that Bundy will probably move faster than a normal high school arm. "It is just a matter of getting him started ... he'll tell us where he needs to go."
Reliever Jason Berken (right elbow discomfort) played catch Wednesday for the first time since going on the disabled list and the plan for him is to go to extended Spring Training in Sarasota on Friday. Berken is tentatively slated to pitch in some sort of rehab game on Sept. 8.
First baseman Chris Davis (torn right labrum) is going to need a few rehab games before he can rejoin the team. Davis has been working out in extended spring and the plan is for him to get into a game Sunday or Monday.
The rosters expand on Thursday and the Orioles expect to have three players join the team in the first group of September callups, with right-handed pitchers Rick VandenHurk and Jeremy Accardo two likely candidates for promotions from Triple-A.
Mark Reynolds' eighth-inning strikeout Wednesday night broke Mickey Tettleton's single-season club record with 161 punchouts. It was Reynolds' third strikeout of the night.
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