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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Homer Bailey looked strong in his return to MLB action on Sunday, giving up two runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings against the Padres.

Bailey punched out six while walking three on the afternoon. The Padres scratched out a run in the first inning then didn't score again until the sixth where Wil Myers swiped home while Bailey wasn't paying attention. If he's on the waiver wire in mixed leagues, he's worth the add for Saturday's start against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
Jul 31 - 7:55 PM

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

Bailey needed 14 months to recover from Tommy John surgery. He'll make his season debut for the Reds Sunday against the Padres. To make room for Bailey on the active roster, the Reds optioned Kyle Waldrop to Triple-A Louisville while also transferring Caleb Cotham (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list.
Jul 28 - 6:44 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) is set to make his 2016 debut on Sunday afternoon in San Diego.

It will be his first start at the major league level since undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in May 2015. Bailey has posted a concerning 5.14 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in eight minor league rehab appearances, but he went 98 pitches Monday at Triple-A Louisville (while lasting just 4 1/3 innings) and the Reds will let him try to find himself against big league competition.
Jul 26 - 8:11 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) gave up two runs on five hits and four walks over 4 1/3 innings Monday in his latest rehab start with Triple-A Louisville.

Bailey made it up to 98 pitches, though the results weren't ideal. He has yet to complete six innings since resuming his minor league rehab assignment about a week ago. The plan calls for him to meet the team in San Francisco from here, so it's possible he could finally be cleared to be activated from the disabled list. Bailey hasn't pitched in the majors since April of 2015 due to Tommy John surgery.
Jul 26 - 8:36 AM

Homer Bailey (elbow) could be activated from the disabled list after his next rehab start.

He's scheduled to make one more rehab appearance Wednesday for Triple-A Louisville. The Reds want to see him throw between 85-100 pitches before activating him. Bailey scattered three hits, three runs (one earned) and two walks over four innings Friday night while throwing 44 of his 67 pitches for strikes. It's been almost 15 months since Bailey underwent Tommy John surgery.
Jul 16 - 7:22 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) resumed his minor league rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Louisville and gave up two runs on three hits over one inning.

Bailey was expected to pitch two innings, but he needed 25 pitches to get through the first inning. Obviously not the results the Reds had in mind, but the most important thing is that he's back in game action. Bailey has been sidelined since the end of April due to soreness in his surgically-repaired elbow.
Jun 28 - 11:17 AM

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

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'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

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C1Tucker Barnhart
2Ramon Cabrera
3Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Tony Renda
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Scott Schebler
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Brandon Finnegan
4Dan Straily
5Tim Adleman
Relief Pitcher
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5Raisel Iglesias
6Michael Lorenzen
7Keyvius Sampson
8Josh Smith
9Alfredo Simon
10Jumbo Diaz