Four years after making his big league debut, Dylan Bundy is showing just how important he is to the Baltimore Orioles in their quest to win the AL East.’s August Fagerstrom breaks down how important Bundy could be for the O’s over the next couple months:

The bigger question is: can Bundy be the answer to the Orioles’ missing rotation? Thanks to his early-season relief work, the plan is for Bundy to remain in the rotation the rest of the year. The answer’s not going to be Wade Miley — he’s just an unexciting, generic, innings-eating sponge. It’s not Yovani Gallardo — he might not be anything at this point. It’s probably not Chris Tillman or Gausman — we’ve seen enough of them by now to expect some dimming after we see the flashes. But that’s the thing about Bundy. We just don’t know.

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