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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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Homer Bailey (elbow) will resume his rehab assignment Monday for Triple-A Louisville.
He's expected to pitch about two innings. Bailey made a couple rehab appearances in April but was shut down after feeling soreness in his surgically repaired elbow. Bailey is expected to make at least five rehab starts, putting him on track to return around late July. The right-hander hasn't pitched in the big leagues since last April. Jun 23 - 5:09 PM

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

Bailey was recently pulled off a minor league rehab assignment due to lingering discomfort in his surgically-repaired right elbow. He remains out indefinitely.
May 18 - 1:15 PM

MLB.com's Mark Sheldon relayed that Homer Bailey (elbow) will likely not begin a rehab assignment for a month.

Bailey had actually been on a minor league rehab assignment as of the end of April, but he suffered a setback in his last start and the Reds subsequently shut him down for several days. He has resumed a throwing program, but his new rehab assignment probably won't come until June. The 30-year-old right-hander is on the mend from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. A mid-to-late June return to the majors is possible, but not a guarantee.
May 11 - 4:28 PM

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

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.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tucker Barnhart
2Ramon Cabrera
3Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Juan Duran
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
3Jose Peraza
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3John Lamb
4Brandon Finnegan
5Dan Straily
6Tim Adleman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5J.C. Ramirez
6Michael Lorenzen
7JJ Hoover
8Josh Smith
9Raisel Iglesias
10Alfredo Simon