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Homer Bailey | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Reds placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 24, with a right elbow ligament sprain.
Yikes. Bailey had made just two starts after working his way back from last September's flexor tendon surgery and now it appears he might be headed for Tommy John surgery. The Reds have yet to comment on whether Bailey will have an operation or if he'll try rehabbing the injury first. Raisel Iglesias and Michael Lorenzen are candidates to replace Bailey in the rotation. Apr 27 - 6:52 PM

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Homer Bailey was left with a no-decision after allowing a pair of home runs over 5 2/3 innings as the Reds lost to the Brewers on Thursday.

Adam Lind took Bailey yard in the second inning, and Aramis Ramirez clubbed a solo shot in the fifth. In the sixth, Bailey got two quick outs, but allowed a double to Adam Lind, then walked Khris Davis to force manager Bryan Price to bring in Kevin Gregg. Overall, Bailey yielded seven hits and a walk while striking out three. It's a vast improvement over his first start of the season on Saturday in which he allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings. Bailey takes on the Brewers again, this time at home, in his next start.
Apr 23 - 4:35 PM

Making his season debut, Homer Bailey (elbow) was touched up for five runs over 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Bailey looked very rusty, giving up nine hits and three walks while failing to strike out a batter. This was the first time since September 23, 2009 that he didn't record a strikeout in a start. On the bright side, his velocity was only a tick below normal and he still induced eight swinging strikes. We probably wouldn't start him quite yet in mixed leagues, but there's obviously reason to hold on to him.
Apr 18 - 6:00 PM

Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 15-day disabled list.

Bailey will make his season debut against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Saturday. His return has bumped Raisel Iglesias from the Reds rotation and down to Triple-A Louisville. Fantasy owners may want to hold him out of lineups for his first start to measure his effectiveness.
Apr 18 - 10:40 AM

Homer Bailey (elbow) is on pace to rejoin the Reds' rotation on April 18 in St. Louis.

That's assuming his presumed only rehab start with Triple-A Louisville on Sunday goes well. Bailey threw five innings in a minor league game Wednesday and will hopefully be able to go a little beyond that Sunday. Mixed leaguers might be wise to hold him out of their lineup this week so that they can first see what he looks like. Raisel Iglesias will start Sunday for the Reds but is then headed to the bullpen or Triple-A.
Apr 12 - 8:45 AM

Reds placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a tear in his right flexor tendon.

Bailey was able to throw five innings in a minor league game on Wednesday and is getting closer to a return. He'll pitch in a minor league game on Monday before going out on a minor league rehab assignment, and should rejoin the Reds before the end of April.
Apr 5 - 6:56 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) threw five innings Wednesday in a minor league game.

Bailey was shelled for five earned runs on six hits and a walk, but the most important thing is that his surgically-repaired elbow felt fine. He struck out eight. Bailey is scheduled to pitch in another minor league game on April 6 and should be cleared for a rehab assignment when the regular season opens. He's expected to join the Reds' starting rotation by the end of April.
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Apr 1 - 4:27 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) will make two more minor league starts on April 1 and April 6.

He'll then likely begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Pensacola or Triple-A Louisville. That means Bailey won't make his season debut until at least April 17 and possibly later if the Reds think he needs more than one rehab start. The right-hander hasn't had any setbacks as he works his way back from last September's flexor tendon surgery, but the Reds are understandably proceeding cautiously with him.
Mar 29 - 11:26 AM

Homer Bailey (elbow) went three solid innings in a Triple-A game on Friday, allowing just one run on three hits.

The 28-year-old right-hander threw 41 pitches on the afternoon, 25 of them for strikes. He continues to progress in his recovery from a tear in the flexor tendon of his right elbow. While he won't be ready for Opening Day, he should be ready to join the Reds rotation in mid-April.
Mar 27 - 10:31 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) is scheduled to pitch in a minor league game on Sunday.

It'll be his first live competition since undergoing surgery last September to repair a tear of the flexor tendon in his right elbow. Bailey is expected to join the Reds' starting rotation around mid-April. The first year of his six-year, $105 million deal didn't go so well.
Mar 19 - 12:35 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) threw another successful session of live batting practice on Saturday, tossing 30-31 pitches without any issues.

The veteran right-hander continues to progress in his recovery from right flexor tendon surgery. There's still no timetable for when he will appear in his first Cactus League contest, and the Reds have indicated that he's unlikely to be ready for the start of the season.
Mar 14 - 2:04 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) threw another successful bullpen session on Sunday, mixing in breaking balls for the first time this spring.

The veteran right-hander tossed 49 pitches in the session, 20 from the windup and the rest from the stretch. Bailey was upbeat afterwards, indicating "I think today was our best day". It's unclear what the next step in his recovery will be, but he should be cleared to face live hitters soon. He remains hopeful that he'll be ready for the start of the regular season.
Mar 8 - 5:02 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) threw another bullpen session Monday.

Bailey threw around 26 or 27 pitches, all of them fastballs. It was his second time on the mound this spring as he makes his way back from right flexor tendon surgery. The Reds aren't counting on him to be ready for the start of the season, but Bailey hasn't given up hope. "It's still so far away," said Bailey. "We have over a month. I haven't ruled out anything but I haven't completely kept the door open. We just have to continue with the process. After the first three or four bullpens, we'll have a better idea of where it's at. Right now, it's still so new. It would be like that if you're healthy."
Mar 2 - 4:02 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Friday.

It's his first session off the mound this spring after last September's surgery to repair his right flexor tendon. "It was kind of really rewarding, it felt really good," Bailey said. Bailey is a bit behind the other Reds' pitchers in camp and is not expected to be ready for Opening Day, but he should rejoin the rotation sometime in April. He missed the final seven weeks of action last season.
Feb 27 - 11:59 AM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Wednesday that Homer Bailey (elbow) is a question mark for Opening Day.

Bailey is a bit behind the other pitchers in camp as he makes his way back from flexor tendon surgery. He hasn't had any setbacks in his rehab and the Reds expect him to throw a bullpen session in the next few days, but Price appears resigned to the possibility that he might have to start the season on the disabled list. "He's well on his way, and we have complete faith he'll be able to go at some point in time fairly early in the season," said Price. "I don't know if it's going to be Opening Day, but I don't imagine we'll be talking about May, either."
Feb 25 - 3:06 PM

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