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Homer Bailey | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Homer Bailey should be ready for next season after surgery Friday to repair a tear in his flexor tendon.
The tear was found to be pretty small. "According to doc, (Bailey will) be able to start throwing by the end of December," trainer Paul Lessard said. "That's fairly normal for a pitcher." Sep 5 - 5:30 PM

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Homer Bailey will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn tendon his right forearm.

The Reds are hopeful that Bailey will be ready for the start of the 2015 season, but that's not something they can guarantee right now. Bailey, who signed a six-year, $105 million contract extension with the Reds in February, wound up posting an underwhelming 3.71 ERA and 124/45 K/BB ratio in 145 2/3 innings this season. He tried to rehab the forearm tear with the help of platelet-rich plasma injections and a strengthening program, but those methods did not do the trick.
Sep 4 - 3:54 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price indicated Tuesday that Homer Bailey (elbow) might not be ready for the start of next season if he winds up having surgery to repair a strained flexor tendon in his right elbow.

The Reds are expected to decide before the end of the week whether Bailey will undergo surgery or receive a second platelet-rich plasma injection and a strengthening and conditioning program. "That's a little higher risk because there are no guarantees he would be fully recovered," Price said of the possibility of an injection rather than surgery. "If you're going to have a surgical procedure done, you don't want to wait too long because it will affect the ability to be ready for the season."
Sep 2 - 8:00 PM

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

Bailey has been on the disabled list since the middle of August with a strained flexor tendon in his right elbow and wasn't making much progress on his strengthening program. Now he's done for the season. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said Monday that he should make a decision this week whether to undergo surgery.
Sep 1 - 3:54 PM

The Reds are awaiting test results after Homer Bailey (elbow) was re-evaluated recently.

Bailey has been limited to a strengthening program and admits that he's still not feeling 100 percent. "Little things kind of spark it every now and then, like grip stuff," he said. "My mind says I can still throw. But I had a feeling if I tried that, it would prove to be quite wrong." The Reds are hoping to get Bailey back sometime next month, but obviously it's no guarantee.
Aug 26 - 8:03 PM

Homer Bailey (strained right flexor tendon) doesn't know when he'll be able to return to the Reds.

"I don't really know a timetable," Bailey said. "No one does. It's just how quickly I can heal, more or less, rehabbing." Bailey received a platelet-rich plasma injection, and had a Friday ultrasound scheduled to determine how the tendon is healing. "Would I like to [throw]? Absolutely I would," he said. "This isn't really something you can rush back. You can either do it once and do it right or you can try to rush it back and go back to square one. I've been through enough injuries." The right-hander revealed he's battled a spate of injuries in 2014. "I've kind of been fighting stuff most of the year," he said. "It's been a really, really tough year for me – a pulled groin, a herniated disc in the back, elbow, I took a ball off the jaw, took a ball of my biceps. It's just been one of those years."
Aug 21 - 5:47 PM

Reds placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right flexor tendon.

The timetable for his return remains unclear at the moment, but Bailey vows to pitch again this season. Dylan Axelrod has been recalled from Triple-A Louisville and will replace him in the Reds rotation.
Aug 16 - 3:55 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price confirmed Thursday that Homer Bailey (elbow, neck) will be placed on the disabled list.

Bailey is dealing with a flexor tendon strain in his pitching arm as well as a bulging disk in his neck. However, the Reds remain hopeful that he'll pitch again this season. The team has yet to announce his replacement in the starting rotation.
Aug 14 - 5:34 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow, neck) is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Bailey was expected to return to the Reds' rotation Sunday after missing his scheduled start Wednesday with a flexor mass injury in his pitching arm, but Cincinnati management has now decided to play it safe and the give the right-hander extended rest. Bailey, who's also been nursing a bulging disk in his neck, will aim to return to action before the end of August.
Aug 14 - 10:29 AM

Homer Bailey revealed Tuesday that, in addition to a stiff elbow, he's also nursing a bulging disk in his neck that he's "pitched with the whole year."

Bailey's scheduled start Wednesday has been pushed back to Sunday. "I've pitched with it. It's not just my elbow, but my neck, a bulging disk I've pitched with the whole year," Bailey said. "So now's a good time to [get] the extra day. Guys just need to pick me up for a couple days." Bailey has not undergone an MRI, as the Reds are confident his elbow issue is minor. However, the neck problem could at least partly explain why he's had a relatively disappointing season.
Aug 12 - 7:35 PM

Homer Bailey's next start has been pushed back to Sunday due to soreness in his right elbow.

The injury blows keep coming for the Reds. Bailey was excellent in his last turn through the rotation, firing seven scoreless innings against the cross-state Indians, but he began experiencing discomfort in his throwing arm a few days later. The Reds are obviously hoping that it turns out to be a case of routine soreness.
Aug 12 - 3:59 PM

Homer Bailey was excellent in Thursday's start, holding the Indians scoreless over seven innings.

Bailey struggled through the first three months of the season, but has turned things around over his last seven starts. Including Thursday night, he now has a 1.62 ERA over his last 50 innings. Against the Indians, he yielded a meager four hits and a walk while striking out eight. He now has a 3.71 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a 124/45 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Red Sox at home next Wednesday.
Aug 7 - 9:48 PM

Homer Bailey allowed just one run over seven innings against the Marlins on Saturday.

Bailey struck out five and walked three, but only allowed three hits and a single run. The lone knock against him came on a Jordany Valdespin RBI single in the second. Neither Bailey, nor Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi factored into the decision, as they matched each other with almost identical lines. Bailey's allowed only two runs in his last fifteen innings. The efforts have dropped his ERA to 3.89. He struggled early in the year but looks like he's starting to lock things in now.
Aug 3 - 12:45 AM

Homer Bailey pitched eight innings and allowed only one run against the Diamondbacks on Monday.

In part because the Reds front office has declined to import any offensive talent to help cover for all of the recent injuries, Bailey is 0-1 despite a 2.67 ERA in four starts this month. The players deserve better.
Jul 29 - 12:10 AM

Homer Bailey allowed three runs, all on solo home runs, over six innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Bailey only gave up four hits on the night, but three -- to Ryan Braun, Aramis Ramirez and Jonathan Lucroy -- left the yard. Bailey also walked two while striking out just three. Bailey has one more start left in July as he looks to avoid a winless month. He's 8-5 with a 4.22 ERA and 1.31 WHIP through 20 starts overall.
Jul 22 - 11:27 PM

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