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34 Homer Bailey SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/230 | Birthdate: 5/3/1986 | Birthplace: La Grange, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Cincinnati | College: No College | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $5,350,000 | Owned/Started%: 67/10 | Average Draft Position: 68.89
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Homer Bailey set for season-ending surgry


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey has opted for surgery to repair a torn flexor mass tendon in his right elbow, the team announced Thursday.

Bailey, who has not pitched since early August as a result of the injury, will have the surgery Friday, which will end his season. However, he is expected to be recovered and ready to pitch by the start of spring training, the team says.

Bailey finished the season with a 3.71 ERA in 145 2/3 innings of work, but had been pitching better after a rough start. He had allowed just five runs in 28 innings after the break before being shut down. 


Reds considering surgery for Homer Bailey


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) The Reds are considering surgery for pitcher Homer Bailey, according to MLB.com.

Bailey would have surgery on his right forearm. The club is currently weighing whether it's worth it for Bailey to have the surgery. Manager Bryan Price admitted the decision is on the table. "As we move forward, we'll consider [surgery] as something that would certainly rectify the problem," according to Price. 

Having surgery would be troublesome, as it could impact Bailey's readiness for the 2015 season. "If you're going to have a surgical procedure done, you don't want to wait too long because it will affect the ability to be ready for the season," Price added. 


Reds reveal September callups


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) The Reds announced their September callups on Monday. Before making the moves, the team transferred Homer Bailey to the 60-day disabled list, ending his season. The team called up Carlos Contreras, Daniel Corcino, Jake Elmore, David Holmberg, J.J. Hoover, Tucker Barnhart, Donald Lutz, Yorman Rodriguez, Jason Bourgeois and Ryan Dennick.


Homer Bailey not cleared to throw after MRI


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) The Reds have not cleared pitcher Homer Bailey to resume throwing after learning the results of a recent MRI Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

"Unfortunately, it's not healing the way we thought it would," head trainer Paul Lessard said. "He's unfortunately very frustrated, [but] I have to think about his arm for the future as well, not just the next four weeks. We're trying to figure out what's the best thing for him."

Bailey has been sidelined since Aug. 8 with a strained flexor mass tendon. He could have a second PRP injection to help his healing, though that would delay his throwing scheduled by another week.


Homer Bailey awaiting results of evaluation


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey and the team are waiting the results of a recent re-evaluation, MLB.com reports.

Bailey has been out since Aug. 8 due to a small tear in his right flexor mass tendon. He doesn't know when he'll be allowed to resume throwing.


Still no timetable for Homer Bailey's return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) There's no timetable for Reds pitcher Homer Bailey yet, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Bailey did have a PRP injection to combat the injury. He's been sidelined since August 7 with elbow and neck issues. Bailey had a 3.71 ERA over 145 2/3 innings prior to the injury.


Homer Bailey heading to the disabled list with elbow issue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey has been scratched from his Saturday start and will head to the disabled list, according to MLB.com.

Manager Bryan Price confirmed an earlier report, which suggested Bailey would hit the disabled list with a flexor tendon strain. The club expects to have Bailey back before the end of the season. 


Report: Homer Bailey DL-bound


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Reds right-handed starter Homer Bailey is headed to the disabled list, sources have told the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Bailey has a flexor mass injury in his right arm that will not require surgery. He is expected to return at some point this season.

The starter who signed a six-year, $105 million contract during the offseason has recently lived up to that lucrative deal after a poor stretch. Only a lack of run support has limited him to a 2-1 record in his last seven starts. He has allowed just nine earned runs in 50 innings that that time to lower his ERA to 4.68 to 3.71.

Bailey had been scheduled to start Wednesday against Boston.


Homer Bailey also dealing with a neck issue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey has been dealing with a neck injury most of the season, according to MLB.com.

Bailey's next start was pushed back due to elbow soreness, but he also admitted he's dealing with a neck issue. "It's not just my elbow, but my neck, a bulging disk I've pitched with the whole year," Bailey said. Despite the issues, Bailey doesn't seem to think either injury is too serious. 


Homer Bailey scratched from Wednesday; will start Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey's next start was set for Wednesday against the Red Sox, but he has been scratched due to elbow soreness, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports Tuesday

Bailey has been pushed back a few days, to Saturday against the Rockies, in order to let the elbow calm down. Bailey is riding high having allowing just two runs over his last three starts, and the exact nature of this issue is not yet known. 


Homer Bailey twirls a gem in win over Cleveland


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey twirled a gem Thursday against the Indians, improving to 9-5 on the year. The right-hander permitted only four hits and one walk while striking out eight over seven innings of a 4-0 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 22 innings, Bailey has allowed only two earned runs. He owns a 3.71 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 23 starts (145 2/3 innings). He will look to keep rolling Wednesday at home against Boston.

Homer Bailey remains dominant in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey put together another dominant start on Saturday, but was unable to factor into the decision against the Marlins in Miami. The right-hander permitted one run on three hits and three walks while striking out five in seven innings of a 2-1 defeat in extras.

Bailey has not factored into the decision over his last four starts. He owns a 3.89 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 22 starts (138 2/3 innings). He will make his next start Thursday at home against Cleveland.

Homer Bailey turns in a strong start, but can't win Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey turned in a strong start Monday against the Diamondbacks. 

Bailey allowed one run on five hits over eight innings. He struck out three and walked one. Bailey only ran into trouble once throughout the start. With two outs in the fourth inning, he allowed two straight doubles, giving up his only run. Other than that, Bailey was solid. He threw 95 pitches over the outing. Bailey was replaced by Aroldis Chapman to open the ninth.

Since Bailey left with the game tied, he picked up the no-decision. His next start will come against the Marlins. 


Homer Bailey gives up three home runs Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey lived up to his name Tuesday against the Brewers.

Bailey allowed three runs on four hits over six innings. All three runs came on three solo home runs. Both Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez hit solo shots in the first inning. Bailey then settled in until the sixth, when Jonathan Lucroy tagged him for another solo homer. Bailey struck out three and walked two during the outing.

The performance earned Bailey a no-decision. His next start will come against the Diamondbacks. 


Homer Bailey shakes off knee injury to start Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) As expected, Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey made it into the starting lineup for Tuesday's game at Milwaukee after leaving his last start before the All-Star break July 10 because of a knee injury.

Bailey is 3-2 with a 3.21 ERA in his last eight starts. He has 49 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings in that span.


Homer Bailey confident he will be OK to start Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) After throwing a full bullpen session Sunday, Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey (knee) remains on track to start Tuesday at Milwaukee, per MLB.com.

"I don't see why there would be any setbacks or anything," Bailey said Sunday. "We'll kind of see how it goes. You don't really know, but I have a pretty good idea [that] everything should be fine."


Mat Latos pitching Monday; Homer Bailey Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) As expected, Reds pitchers Homer Bailey (knee) and Mat Latos (back) are both expected to take the hill for their first turns through the rotation after the All-Star break.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Latos has been cleared to start Monday against the Brewers, and he will be followed by Bailey Tuesday. The rotation will then turn over from that point on. 


Reds set post-break rotation plans


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2014) The Reds will kick off the second half by starting Mike Leake against the Yankees in New York Friday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Leake will be pitching on regular rest after making his last start Saturday. He'll be followed in the rotation by Alfredo Simon and Johnny Cueto before the team heads to Milwaukee, where Mat Latos and Homer Bailey are scheduled to start Monday and Tuesday, respectively.


Homer Bailey reiterates that he'll make his next start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey said his knee feels better Friday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer

Bailey added that he believes he'll have no problem making his next start. He was removed from Thursday's game after just five innings due to the injury. Following the start, the team announced Bailey would be ready to make his next start. Through 177 2/3 innings, Bailey has a 4.21 ERA. 


Homer Bailey not expected to miss his next start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey is not expected to miss his next start following a knee issue.

Bailey had to leave Thursday's game against the Cubs due to a knee injury, but it isn't considered serious. The injury is considered a slight knee strain. Bailey underwent a precautionary MRI for the issue, but is still expected to make his next start. 


Homer Bailey exits Thursday with knee pain


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey pitched into the sixth inning in his start against the Cubs Thursday, but an apparent injury forced him out early in the sixth.

Bailey threw 71 pitches, but appeared to hurt himself while attempting to throw his 72nd. He came up hobbling on the pitch attempt, and apparently injured his knee. He exited the game immediately and was diagnosed with pain in his right patellar tendon.

Bailey ended up allowing three runs on two hits and a walk over his five innings of work. He struck out three batters while throwing 40 of his 71 pitches for strikes, and exited in line for a 4-3 before handing it off to the bullpen.

Bailey heads into the All-Star break with a 4.21 ERA and 8-5 record in 19 starts, and his next start is obviously up in the air. The Reds have yet to set their rotation, but the Cincinnati Enquirer reports he could get as many as 12 days off, based on how the schedule sets up. 


Homer Bailey tagged with a hard-luck loss Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey was tagged with a hard-luck loss Saturday against the Brewers.

Bailey gave up one run in the first inning, but settled in afterward. The Reds offense gave him no support, leading to Bailey earning the loss despite giving up just one run. Bailey had some issues with walks during the start, but was otherwise exceptional. He lasted eight innings, giving up seven hits. He walked four batters and struck out eight. 

The loss dropped Bailey to 8-5 this year. His next start is slated to come against Cubs. 


Homer Bailey delivers complete-game win Sunday vs. Giants


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey took a no-hitter in the seventh inning before finishing with a complete-game shutout in his team's 4-0 win over the Giants Sunday.

Bailey (8-4) retired the first nine batters he faced before walking the leadoff man in the fourth. He cruised until the seventh inning, when he gave up back-to-back singles with two outs. Bailey gave up one more hit in the final two innings but finished with seven strikeouts in the gem. He owns a 4.39 ERA and 92:34 K:BB ratio in 104 2/3 innings. Bailey is slated to take on the Brewers Saturday.


Homer Bailey strikes out six in loss vs. Cubs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey took a loss Tuesday after giving up four earned runs on four hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings and striking out six in his team's 7-3 defeat against the Cubs.

Bailey (7-4) completed three innings with ease before giving up a solo home run in the fourth. He then surrendered another run in the fifth before two more crossed the plate in the sixth. Bailey owns a 4.80 ERA and 87:31 K:BB ratio in 95 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Giants Sunday.


Homer Bailey chased in the sixth during no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey fell just one out short of a quality start Thursday, in a 4-3 loss to the Pirates.

Bailey was handed an early 2-0 lead after four innings, but could not make it stand up. He was tagged for three runs in the fifth, and was chased with two outs in the sixth inning, though he ended up settling for a no-decision in the loss.

Bailey was charged with three earned runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings of work. He walked just one and struck out five, while throwing 64 of 92 pitches for strikes in the no-decision.

Bailey's season has been a disappointment so far, but he has not lost in his last six starts. He is  7-3 with a 4.68 ERA heading into his next start, set for Tuesday in Chicago against the Cubs.