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Homer Bailey | Starting Pitcher | #34

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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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Reds placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.
The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Nefi Ogando on the 40-man roster. Bailey underwent surgery last week to remove bone spurs from his right elbow and hopes to make it back at some point in June. Feb 14 - 1:42 PM

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Homer Bailey (elbow) said he hopes to return by the start of June.

Bailey underwent surgery last week to remove bone spurs from his troublesome right elbow and will open the 2017 season on the disabled list. He posted a rough 6.65 ERA over just six starts for the Reds in 2016 and he gave Cincinnati just two starts in 2015. The right-hander is owed $63 million over the next three years.
Feb 13 - 2:29 PM

Homer Bailey will be shut down for 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from his throwing elbow.

The expectation is that he'll begin the season on the disabled list. Bailey made his return from Tommy John surgery last year and posted a rough 6.65 ERA over six starts before being shut down with biceps tendinitis. It's hard to be optimistic about him with 2017 already off to a rough start, but at least his ulnar collateral ligament and flexor mass are said to be fine. He's owed $63 million over the next three seasons.
Feb 8 - 2:42 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Sunday it's "not impossible but improbable" that Homer Bailey (biceps) will pitch again this season.

Bailey has been throwing off a mound and is feeling good, but it's been four weeks since he's last pitched and he's running out of time to make it back. "If there’s more time left in the season, he’d go someplace and pitch in a game somewhere (in the minor leagues) and come back here and be activated," Price said. "We can’t really provide him with that opportunity unless we want to send him to Arizona. That … doesn’t make sense at this point in time." With Bailey looking like a no-go for the final week, he'll finish the season having posted a 6.65 ERA over just six starts.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 01:53:00 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Wednesday that if Homer Bailey (biceps) isn't ready to start by Sunday in Milwaukee, it's "unlikely" he would make another start this season.

Bailey felt fine during a lengthy bullpen session Tuesday, but the club still hasn't decided when or if he'll rejoin the rotation. "If you haven’t seen him on the mound in Milwaukee and we’ve gone through that series, and I can’t say the first day in St. Louis that we have him scheduled for a start or two, I would say it would be unlikely that he would make a start or two the rest of the year," Price said.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 09:26:00 AM

Homer Bailey (biceps) threw a lengthy bullpen session on Tuesday.

The workout was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but Bailey felt so good after his last throwing session that he asked to move it up a day. The right-hander tossed about 30 warmup pitches before facing four batters who stood in the box but did not swing. It was almost like a simulated game. Bailey, out since August 28 with biceps tendinitis, is aiming to make one more start for the Reds before the end of the 2016 regular season.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 09:02:00 PM

Homer Bailey (biceps) is scheduled to throw another bullpen session on Wednesday.

The Reds will make a call from there about whether he's ready to make another start. Bailey, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery, has been out since August 28 with biceps tendinitis.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 05:29:00 PM

Homer Bailey (biceps) threw a 44-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.

It was his first mound workout in two weeks and it apparently went well. Bailey is scheduled for another bullpen session Friday and could then advance to facing live hitters. He may have another start or two in him before the 2016 season comes to a close.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 05:00:00 PM

Homer Bailey (bicep) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

Bailey is ready to resume mound work after a two-week period of rest, rehab, and long-tossing. The right-hander could make a start or two before the end of the 2016 season, though he should probably go on being ignored in standard fantasy leagues. Bailey has a 6.65 ERA in six starts since returning from Tommy John surgery. He is owed $19 million in 2017.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 03:48:00 PM

Homer Bailey (bicep) has yet to resume throwing off a mound.

Bailey started playing catch at the beginning of the week and has progressed to long-tossing, but he still needs to make some progress before returning to the mound. The Reds could wind up shutting him down if he's inactive too long, although they're not at that point yet. Manager Bryan Price also shot down the possibility of Bailey returning as a reliever. "Homer is a starter," Price said. "I don’t see us using him as a relief pitcher."
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 09:22:00 AM

Homer Bailey (biceps) played catch on Friday.

It's the first time he's thrown since being diagnosed with biceps tendinitis a week ago. When Bailey will return to the Reds' rotation is still up in the air, but the club hopes to get him back sometime this month. He's posted a 6.65 ERA in six starts since completing his rehab from Tommy John surgery.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 09:53:00 AM

Homer Bailey (biceps) will not take his next turn in the Reds' rotation.

But the hope is he won't be out much longer than that. Bailey allowed four runs on five hits in just one inning of work Sunday against the Diamondbacks and was diagnosed later that day with right biceps tendinitis. He has a 6.65 ERA through six starts in his return from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 07:57:00 PM

Mark Sheldon of reports that Homer Bailey is dealing with right biceps tendinitis.

Bailey left Sunday's debacle of a start after just one inning, and now we know it wasn't just ineffectiveness that led to the early hook. The good news is that his elbow feels fine, though the Reds may opt to skip his next start just to err on the side of caution.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 10:04:00 PM

Homer Bailey was demolished again in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits in just one inning of work.

Bailey didn't walk a batter or record a strikeout in his brief outing. Inconsistency is to be expected when a pitcher returns from Tommy John surgery, and Bailey has certainly shown that. He now owns a disappointing 6.65 ERA and 1.83 WHIP in 23 innings on the year. He'll take on the Cardinals his next time out on Saturday.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 09:41:00 PM

Homer Bailey was shelled for six earned runs over 2 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Dodgers.

Cincinnati's bullpen was even more of a disaster, yielding a combined 12 runs on three walks and 12 hits. Bailey issued just one walk, but he didn't record a single strikeout and the Dodgers tagged him for nine hits, including a three-run blast by Adrian Gonzalez in the top of the first inning. Bailey now has a 5.73 ERA in five starts since returning from Tommy John surgery. That number was 3.66 entering play Monday. A road start against the Diamondbacks is next.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 04:43:00 PM

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