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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
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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. Sep 25 - 1:53 PM

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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.
Sep 23 - 9:26 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.
Sep 20 - 9:02 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.
Sep 19 - 5:29 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.
Sep 13 - 5:00 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.
Sep 12 - 3:48 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."
Sep 9 - 9:22 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.
Sep 4 - 9:53 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.
Aug 30 - 7:57 PM

Mark Sheldon of MLB.com 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.
Aug 28 - 10:04 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.
Aug 28 - 9:41 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.
Aug 22 - 4:43 PM

Homer Bailey yielded two runs -- one earned -- while striking out six in his five innings of work as the Reds beat the Marlins 3-2 on Wednesday.

He was not credited with the win as the Reds did not take the lead until after he left the game. It was his fourth start since returning from Tommy John surgery. It took him 96 pitches to get through five frames. He has a 3.66 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings. The Reds have to be happy with Bailey's recovery to this point. They will likely keep his workload light over the remaining six weeks of the season to ensure he enters next year fully healthy. He could be a bit of a sleeper in drafts next Spring.
Aug 17 - 11:25 PM

Homer Bailey struck out 11 batters over six scoreless innings in a 7-4 win over the Brewers on Friday.

Bailey struck out the side in his final inning of work and finished one shy of his career-high. He induced swinging strikes in 16 out of his 102 pitches. He allowed just three hits in all (all of them singles) and walked just one batter. Bailey has had two really good outings and one shaky one since returning from Tommy John surgery, but obviously Friday’s performance is encouraging. He’ll try to keep it going next week against the Marlins at home.
Aug 13 - 12:48 AM

Homer Bailey lasted just three innings Saturday, allowing five runs on eight hits in a loss to the Pirates.

After a promising turn in his first start back, Bailey showed that his return Tommy John surgery won't be all sunshine and roses. The good news for Bailey and the Reds is that he wasn't hit terribly hard -- seven of the eight hits against him were singles, and the other was a double -- and he walked just one while striking out four. The 30-year-old will look for better times Friday against the Brewers.
Aug 6 - 10:36 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Juan Graterol
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Jose Peraza
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Steve Selsky
3Jesse Winker
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
3Phillip Ervin
RF1Scott Schebler
2Aristides Aquino
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Dan Straily
5Tim Adleman
6Robert Stephenson
7Cody Reed
8Nick Travieso
9Barrett Astin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Tony Cingrani
4Blake Wood
5Jumbo Diaz
6Wandy Peralta
7Ariel Hernandez