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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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Homer Bailey (elbow) has resumed a throwing program.
Bailey was shut down for a little less than a week after not recovering well from his most recent rehab starts. He's only playing catch now and it will probably be a little while before he's game-ready again. May 6 - 3:51 PM

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Homer Bailey (elbow) said Monday that he expects to be shut down for 5-7 days.

Bailey got roughed up in his most recent minor league rehab start last Tuesday and it was revealed on Sunday that he suffered a slight setback. It's not believed to be serious, so the Reds are hoping that a few days of rest will get him back on track. Bailey was previously expected to rejoin the Reds by mid-May, but his timetable is up in the air right now.
May 2 - 4:03 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price revealed Sunday that Homer Bailey (elbow) has suffered a "slight setback."

The club doesn't think it's serious, although it's unclear how long this might delay Bailey's return. The Reds are also dealing with a setback for Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) and a shoulder injury to Raisel Iglesias. Bailey had been expected back by mid-May.
May 1 - 11:23 AM

Homer Bailey (elbow) yielded five runs -- one earned -- over four innings Tuesday in a rehab start with Double-A Pensacola.

Pensacola's fielders made five errors behind him. Bailey did give up six hits and he also walked two. He is on his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and will make several more minor league starts before becoming an option for the Reds' starting rotation. This was only his second rehab appearance.
Apr 26 - 9:09 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) allowed two runs but struck out six over 3 2/3 innings for Triple-A Louisville on Thursday in his first rehab start.

The strikeouts are nice, but Bailey needed 67 pitches to cover the 3 2/3 frames. Of course, you had to expect some rust in what was his first official start since Tommy John surgery. Bailey is expected to make at least three more starts before being activated from the disabled list.
Apr 22 - 8:17 AM

Homer Bailey (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday night with Triple-A Louisville.

Bailey probably won't go much longer than two innings in the outing against the Pirates' Triple-A affiliate from Indianapolis. The right-hander is slated to make at least four minor league rehab starts, which puts him about a month away from possibly joining the Reds' rotation. Bailey underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on May 8, 2015.
Apr 21 - 9:46 AM

Homer Bailey (elbow) made his final extended spring training start on Saturday.

General manager Dick Williams said Bailey touched 96 mph in his outing Saturday and sat in the 91-94 mph range while throwing more than 50 pitches over 2 2/3 innings. The right-hander will join the Reds in Cincinnati on Monday and should begin a rehab assignment this week, although when and where that will happen hasn't been revealed yet. Bailey is slated to make at least four rehab appearances, putting him on track to rejoin the Reds' rotation in late May if all goes well.
Apr 17 - 9:08 AM

Homer Bailey (elbow) made a two-inning simulated start Thursday in Goodyear, Arizona.

Bailey is on his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and aiming to join the Reds' rotation in June. He's had no issues yet, but the right-hander just started facing live hitters two weeks ago.
Apr 7 - 12:36 PM

Reds placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Bailey is working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He should be an option around late June.
Apr 4 - 10:58 AM

Homer Bailey (elbow) threw another round of live batting practice Thursday in Reds camp.

It was his second live BP session since last year's Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. If everything continues to go smoothly, Bailey could become an option for the Reds' starting rotation around late June. The well-compensated right-hander is not worth consideration in standard fantasy drafts as the 2016 season begins.
Mar 24 - 1:48 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) threw live batting practice Monday for the first time since Tommy John surgery last May.

Bailey essentially completed a simulated inning by throwing five pitches each to four batters. "We still have a few steps to go, but the bright side is, everything felt as expected, which was normal," said Bailey. "Other than that, I don’t have much to report." The plan calls for Bailey to throw two more bullpen sessions and a simulated game before pitching in a minor league game. The Reds are hoping Bailey will be ready to return at some point in May, but he still has some important hurdles to cross.
Mar 21 - 10:43 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Monday evening.

It will be his first time facing live hitters since his Tommy John surgery last May. Bailey probably isn't going to pitch in a major league game before the end of May and can go ignored in most standard mixed league drafts.
Mar 21 - 3:30 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) will throw live batting practice on March 23.

It will be his first time facing hitters since last year's Tommy John surgery. Bailey is slated to rejoin the Reds' rotation as soon as late May.
Mar 18 - 1:30 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) is on track to throw live batting practice next week.

Bailey is slated to throw one more 45-pitch bullpen session before being cleared to face hitters for the first time since last year's Tommy John surgery. The Reds are hoping to get Bailey back by late May or perhaps June.
Mar 15 - 7:12 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) will throw a 45-pitch bullpen session on Thursday.

It will be Bailey's eighth bullpen since February 19. If Thursday's session goes well, Bailey will then move on to facing live hitters. "He hasn't missed anything," said manager Bryan Price. "He certainly doesn't look at all like a rehab pitcher at this point in time." Bailey is expected to join the Reds' rotation sometime in May.
Mar 12 - 9:35 PM

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3Jordan Pacheco
4Ramon Cabrera
5Kyle Skipworth
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Scott Schebler
3Juan Duran
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4John Lamb
5Alfredo Simon
6Brandon Finnegan
7Michael Lorenzen
8Dan Straily
9Jon Moscot
Relief Pitcher
R1JJ Hoover
2Tony Cingrani
3Caleb Cotham
4Blake Wood
5Ross Ohlendorf
6J.C. Ramirez