The Orioles know that if they want to stay on top of the AL East they need more pitching depth.  GM Dan Duquette has stressed the need for more arms and the O’s have recently been linked to veteran free agent Roy Oswalt.

“We are still looking for additional opportunities to improve our pitching staff,” Duq told The Sun’s Dan Connolly.

On Thursday the Orioles signed lefty J.C. Romero to a minor league deal.  The Cardinals released the veteran after he appeared in just 11 games and recorded a 10.13 ERA.

But many in Baltimore are wondering if the depth that Baltimore is looking for could be down in the minor leagues.  More specifically in Frederick.

Maybe his name rhymes with Shylan Gundy.

Orioles director of player development John Stockstill told Roch Kubatko of that the O’s are not ruling out Dylan Bundy reaching Triple-A or the big leagues this season, but it’s unlikely.

The fact that the O’s started Bundy in Low-A and are now throwing him in a six-man rotation  with the Keys to space out his starts, tells me that he’d have to really force the Orioles hand to get the call-up in 2012.

Listen to Matt Lund, Patrick Guthrie and myself talk about this topic on the BSR Podcast or watch the segment here.