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Homer Bailey | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Homer Bailey (strained right flexor tendon) doesn't know when he'll be able to return to the Reds.
"I don't really know a timetable," Bailey said. "No one does. It's just how quickly I can heal, more or less, rehabbing." Bailey received a platelet-rich plasma injection, and had a Friday ultrasound scheduled to determine how the tendon is healing. "Would I like to [throw]? Absolutely I would," he said. "This isn't really something you can rush back. You can either do it once and do it right or you can try to rush it back and go back to square one. I've been through enough injuries." The right-hander revealed he's battled a spate of injuries in 2014. "I've kind of been fighting stuff most of the year," he said. "It's been a really, really tough year for me – a pulled groin, a herniated disc in the back, elbow, I took a ball off the jaw, took a ball of my biceps. It's just been one of those years." Aug 21 - 5:47 PM

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Reds placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right flexor tendon.

The timetable for his return remains unclear at the moment, but Bailey vows to pitch again this season. Dylan Axelrod has been recalled from Triple-A Louisville and will replace him in the Reds rotation.
Aug 16 - 3:55 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price confirmed Thursday that Homer Bailey (elbow, neck) will be placed on the disabled list.

Bailey is dealing with a flexor tendon strain in his pitching arm as well as a bulging disk in his neck. However, the Reds remain hopeful that he'll pitch again this season. The team has yet to announce his replacement in the starting rotation.
Aug 14 - 5:34 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow, neck) is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Bailey was expected to return to the Reds' rotation Sunday after missing his scheduled start Wednesday with a flexor mass injury in his pitching arm, but Cincinnati management has now decided to play it safe and the give the right-hander extended rest. Bailey, who's also been nursing a bulging disk in his neck, will aim to return to action before the end of August.
Aug 14 - 10:29 AM

Homer Bailey revealed Tuesday that, in addition to a stiff elbow, he's also nursing a bulging disk in his neck that he's "pitched with the whole year."

Bailey's scheduled start Wednesday has been pushed back to Sunday. "I've pitched with it. It's not just my elbow, but my neck, a bulging disk I've pitched with the whole year," Bailey said. "So now's a good time to [get] the extra day. Guys just need to pick me up for a couple days." Bailey has not undergone an MRI, as the Reds are confident his elbow issue is minor. However, the neck problem could at least partly explain why he's had a relatively disappointing season.
Aug 12 - 7:35 PM

Homer Bailey's next start has been pushed back to Sunday due to soreness in his right elbow.

The injury blows keep coming for the Reds. Bailey was excellent in his last turn through the rotation, firing seven scoreless innings against the cross-state Indians, but he began experiencing discomfort in his throwing arm a few days later. The Reds are obviously hoping that it turns out to be a case of routine soreness.
Aug 12 - 3:59 PM

Homer Bailey was excellent in Thursday's start, holding the Indians scoreless over seven innings.

Bailey struggled through the first three months of the season, but has turned things around over his last seven starts. Including Thursday night, he now has a 1.62 ERA over his last 50 innings. Against the Indians, he yielded a meager four hits and a walk while striking out eight. He now has a 3.71 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a 124/45 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Red Sox at home next Wednesday.
Aug 7 - 9:48 PM

Homer Bailey allowed just one run over seven innings against the Marlins on Saturday.

Bailey struck out five and walked three, but only allowed three hits and a single run. The lone knock against him came on a Jordany Valdespin RBI single in the second. Neither Bailey, nor Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi factored into the decision, as they matched each other with almost identical lines. Bailey's allowed only two runs in his last fifteen innings. The efforts have dropped his ERA to 3.89. He struggled early in the year but looks like he's starting to lock things in now.
Aug 3 - 12:45 AM

Homer Bailey pitched eight innings and allowed only one run against the Diamondbacks on Monday.

In part because the Reds front office has declined to import any offensive talent to help cover for all of the recent injuries, Bailey is 0-1 despite a 2.67 ERA in four starts this month. The players deserve better.
Jul 29 - 12:10 AM

Homer Bailey allowed three runs, all on solo home runs, over six innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Bailey only gave up four hits on the night, but three -- to Ryan Braun, Aramis Ramirez and Jonathan Lucroy -- left the yard. Bailey also walked two while striking out just three. Bailey has one more start left in July as he looks to avoid a winless month. He's 8-5 with a 4.22 ERA and 1.31 WHIP through 20 starts overall.
Jul 22 - 11:27 PM

Homer Bailey (knee) is on track to start Tuesday in Milwaukee.

Bailey exited his final outing before the All-Star break with pain in his right patellar tendon, but he's feeling much better following a week of rest. The right-hander has put up a 4.21 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 105/38 K/BB ratio in 117 2/3 innings this season.
Jul 18 - 4:14 PM

Homer Bailey (knee) is expected to make his first start after the All-Star break.

Bailey exited Thursday's contest with pain in his right patellar tendon, but he's expected to be fine. "The timing's good. We can put him on the back end of the rotation coming out of the All-Star break," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "It sounds like he should be good to go by that time."
Jul 10 - 7:06 PM

Homer Bailey was removed from his start Thursday against the Cubs due to pain in his right patellar tendon.

That's better than an arm injury but still a serious concern for the Reds and their $105 million starter. Bailey allowed three earned runs in five innings before pulling up lame in the middle of a pitch in the top of the sixth. Cincinnati's medical staff should provide an update on the right-hander's knee at some point Thursday evening. Bailey finishes the first half with a 4.21 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 105/38 K/BB ratio in 117 2/3 innings.
Jul 10 - 2:27 PM

Homer Bailey left his start Thursday afternoon against the Cubs with an apparent injury.

Bailey was in the middle of his delivery in the top of the sixth inning when he appeared to tweak something. He dropped the ball straight to the ground and didn't even attempt a warmup toss. This could be bad, bad news for the Reds and their $105 million pitcher. He had allowed three earned runs over five innings to the Cubs.
Jul 10 - 2:02 PM

Homer Bailey limited the Brewers to one run over eight innings Saturday but took his fifth loss.

Bailey deserved better, but the Reds' offense was stymied for nine innings by Brewers starter Matt Garza. Bailey struck out eight batters and watched his ERA fall from 4.39 to 4.15. He could be in for a big second half.
Jul 5 - 7:09 PM

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C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
6Dylan Axelrod
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jonathan Broxton
3JJ Hoover
4Sam LeCure
5Manny Parra
6Logan Ondrusek
7Trevor Bell
8Jumbo Diaz
9Carlos Contreras
10Sean Marshall