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Homer Bailey | Starting Pitcher | #34

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (7) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Homer Bailey (elbow) is expected to resume throwing in January with an eye on returning to mound work when camp opens in February.
The right-hander continues to make nice progress in his return from Tommy John surgery, and was long tossing at a distance of 180 feet before Thanksgiving. He's on track to return to the Reds rotation in mid-May. Sat, Dec 5, 2015 10:32:00 AM

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Reds president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty said in an interview on SiriusXM Sunday that Homer Bailey (elbow) won't return until at least mid-May.

It's no surprise, as Bailey had Tommy John surgery in early May. Bailey began a throwing program in September, but ultimately it wouldn't be a surprise if he doesn't rejoin the Reds' rotation until around midseason. The right-hander had flexor tendon surgery last September and made just two starts in 2015 before tearing his UCL.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 11:59:00 AM

Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 60-day disabled list.

It's just a procedural move to restore him to the 40-man roster. Bailey will be out until around midseason next year following Tommy John surgery.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 06:17:00 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) played catch on Friday.

Bailey estimated it was his fourth or fifth session since Tommy John surgery in May. The Reds' right-hander obviously has a long road ahead, as he won't be back until around midseason next year.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 04:13:00 PM

Homer Bailey underwent successful Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Friday.

John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer says that Bailey had a "significant" tear of his ulnar collateral ligament. The right-hander will now likely be sidelined until at least midseason next year.
Fri, May 8, 2015 04:59:00 PM

Homer Bailey will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

The Reds and Bailey considered going the rest and rehab route following a platelet-rich plasma injection, but it almost surely would have been simply delaying the inevitable. Bailey, who is in the second year of a six-year, $105 million contract, will now be sidelined likely until around midseason next year. Michael Lorenzen is filling his rotation spot for the time being.
Fri, May 1, 2015 02:10:00 PM

Reds transferred RHP Homer Bailey from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Michael Lorenzen, who is replacing Bailey in the rotation. The Reds haven't committed to Bailey having Tommy John surgery yet, but it remains likely to happen. Obviously, he's now going to miss at least a couple months of action.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 09:51:00 AM

Homer Bailey is considering receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in hopes that it will help his right elbow sprain.

It's a long shot that the PRP injection will solve the problem, but it would be hard to blame Bailey for considering that route first. Ultimately, the odds of him having Tommy John surgery, whether it be sooner or later, are quite high. Michael Lorenzen will be called up on Wednesday to take Bailey's spot in the rotation.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 07:41:00 PM

Reds placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 24, with a right elbow sprain.

Yikes. Bailey had made just two starts after working his way back from last September's flexor tendon surgery and now it appears he might be headed for Tommy John surgery. The Reds have yet to comment on whether Bailey will have an operation or if he'll try rehabbing the injury first. Raisel Iglesias and Michael Lorenzen are candidates to replace Bailey in the rotation.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 06:52:00 PM

Homer Bailey was left with a no-decision after allowing a pair of home runs over 5 2/3 innings as the Reds lost to the Brewers on Thursday.

Adam Lind took Bailey yard in the second inning, and Aramis Ramirez clubbed a solo shot in the fifth. In the sixth, Bailey got two quick outs, but allowed a double to Adam Lind, then walked Khris Davis to force manager Bryan Price to bring in Kevin Gregg. Overall, Bailey yielded seven hits and a walk while striking out three. It's a vast improvement over his first start of the season on Saturday in which he allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings. Bailey takes on the Brewers again, this time at home, in his next start.
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 04:35:00 PM

Making his season debut, Homer Bailey (elbow) was touched up for five runs over 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Bailey looked very rusty, giving up nine hits and three walks while failing to strike out a batter. This was the first time since September 23, 2009 that he didn't record a strikeout in a start. On the bright side, his velocity was only a tick below normal and he still induced eight swinging strikes. We probably wouldn't start him quite yet in mixed leagues, but there's obviously reason to hold on to him.
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 06:00:00 PM

Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 15-day disabled list.

Bailey will make his season debut against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Saturday. His return has bumped Raisel Iglesias from the Reds rotation and down to Triple-A Louisville. Fantasy owners may want to hold him out of lineups for his first start to measure his effectiveness.
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 10:40:00 AM

Homer Bailey (elbow) is on pace to rejoin the Reds' rotation on April 18 in St. Louis.

That's assuming his presumed only rehab start with Triple-A Louisville on Sunday goes well. Bailey threw five innings in a minor league game Wednesday and will hopefully be able to go a little beyond that Sunday. Mixed leaguers might be wise to hold him out of their lineup this week so that they can first see what he looks like. Raisel Iglesias will start Sunday for the Reds but is then headed to the bullpen or Triple-A.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 08:45:00 AM

Reds placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a tear in his right flexor tendon.

Bailey was able to throw five innings in a minor league game on Wednesday and is getting closer to a return. He'll pitch in a minor league game on Monday before going out on a minor league rehab assignment, and should rejoin the Reds before the end of April.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 06:56:00 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) threw five innings Wednesday in a minor league game.

Bailey was shelled for five earned runs on six hits and a walk, but the most important thing is that his surgically-repaired elbow felt fine. He struck out eight. Bailey is scheduled to pitch in another minor league game on April 6 and should be cleared for a rehab assignment when the regular season opens. He's expected to join the Reds' starting rotation by the end of April.
Source: MLBlogs
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 04:27:00 PM

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