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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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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

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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

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

Depth Charts

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