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On innings limit, Bundy not shut down yet

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TORONTO -- Dylan Bundy isn't slated to get a start this weekend in New York, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday the rookie isn't being shut down.

"He told me today he's got 109 2/3 innings. So, he knows," Showalter said of Bundy, who could be used in relief for the team's final four regular-season games. "I go, 'You counting Spring Training?' He goes, 'No, do I have to?'"

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TORONTO -- Dylan Bundy isn't slated to get a start this weekend in New York, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday the rookie isn't being shut down.

"He told me today he's got 109 2/3 innings. So, he knows," Showalter said of Bundy, who could be used in relief for the team's final four regular-season games. "I go, 'You counting Spring Training?' He goes, 'No, do I have to?'"

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Bundy, who is 10-6 with a 4.02 ERA in 36 games (14 starts), hasn't pitched more than 100 innings since 2012. Though if Baltimore, which entered Thursday a game up for the second American League Wild Card, makes the postseason, Bundy could get a start.

"Yeah, we have a number [of innings in mind], and if he pitches every fifth day in the playoffs, that would be the number," Showalter said. "He can play all the way to the end of the year."

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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