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Homer Bailey | Starting Pitcher | #34

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 223
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (7) / CIN
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Homer Bailey was crushed to the tune of eight runs -- all earned -- in just 1 2/3 innings in a gruesome loss to the Nationals on Saturday.
He was making his first start of the season after finally recovering from elbow surgery. He gave up six base hits and three walks. Eight of those nine ducks on the pond came home to roost, leaving Bailey with a 43.20 ERA and 5.40 WHIP. Those numbers can only improve when he takes the mound against the Brewers next week. Jun 24 - 7:50 PM

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Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 60-day disabled list.

The veteran right-hander will return to the Reds' rotation on Saturday against the Nationals. He registered a 1.08 ERA and 17/3 K/BB ratio across 16 2/3 innings over three minor league rehab starts. He draws a difficult first assignment, but certainly has the skills and the track record to be an asset in mixed leagues.
Jun 24 - 11:30 AM

Homer Bailey (elbow) is expected to start against the Nationals on Saturday.

Bailey threw a bullpen session on Wednesday and had previously posted a 1.08 ERA and 17/3 K/BB ratio in three minor league rehab starts covering 16 2/3 innings. He is on the mend from elbow surgery which he underwent over the winter. Since 2015, Bailey has made just eight total starts. He had logged sub-4.00 ERAs in each of the three seasons prior to 2015.
Jun 21 - 4:05 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday in Louisville.

If it goes well, he could be cleared to join the Reds' starting rotation this weekend in Washington, D.C. Bailey has registered a promising 1.08 ERA and 17/3 K/BB ratio over three minor league rehab starts covering 16 2/3 innings. He last appeared in a major league game in August 2016 and has logged just eight total starts for the Reds since the beginning of the 2015 season.
Jun 20 - 5:01 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) scattered three hits and one walk over five shutout innings Friday in a rehab start four Double-A Pensacola.

He logged five strikeouts while throwing 42 of his 64 pitches for strikes. Overall, it was an excellent first outing for Bailey, though it's likely he'll need at least one more start to build up his pitch count before he's ready to join the Reds' starting rotation. Bailey is four months removed from elbow surgery.
Jun 9 - 9:50 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Pensacola on Friday.

Bailey is slated to throw four innings and/or 60-65 pitches. Reds manager said it's "realistic" to think the right-hander will rejoin the rotation by the end of the month, so it sounds like he'll probably need just 1-2 more rehab starts after Friday's outing. Bailey has been out all season while working his way back from surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow.
Jun 9 - 1:09 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) has resumed throwing off a mound.

Bailey began a throwing progression in late March as he works his way back from surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow and he's now tossing from the bump again. The Reds have him pegged for a mid-June return, so he'll need a few more mound sessions before going out on a rehab assignment.
May 8 - 9:54 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) is expected to resume throwing off a mound in late April/early May.

If all goes well, he'll hopefully rejoin the Reds' rotation around mid-June. Bailey is coming back from surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow.
Apr 21 - 5:13 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Saturday that Homer Bailey isn't expected to be ready to rejoin the Reds until mid-June.

The veteran right-hander has been playing catch as he's recovering from surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow. With limited upside, there's really no need to stash him for eight weeks in advance of his potential return.
Apr 15 - 11:36 AM

Homer Bailey (elbow) will play catch Monday.

It will be his first time throwing since he had surgery last month to remove bone spurs from his right elbow. The Reds are hoping Bailey is ready to rejoin their rotation by June.
Mar 26 - 12:00 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Jose Peraza
2Scooter Gennett
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Luis Castillo
6Bronson Arroyo
7Tim Adleman
8Nick Travieso
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Austin Brice
8Lisalverto Bonilla
9Ariel Hernandez
10Nefi Ogando