Baumann, the No. 9 prospect and a third-round draft pick in 2017 out of Jacksonville University, is recovering from a flexor mass strain in his right forearm. He suffered the injury at the alternate camp site in Bowie.
Follow-up exams and imaging didn’t reveal any ligament damage and he’s expected to begin throwing early next month.
“As far as my arm goes, it’s been feeling good,” he said. “Been making strides there as far as rehab goes. I think there’s been progress there and I’m looking forward to taking more steps forward.”
Baumann, 25, was a combined 7-6 with a 2.98 ERA and 1.048 WHIP last year in 24 games (22 starts) between Bowie and Single-A Frederick. He struck out 142 batters in 124 innings.
In 59 games over three seasons, Baumann has gone 24-13 with a 2.82 ERA and 1.125 WHIP in 297 innings.