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34 Homer Bailey SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/225 | Birthdate: 5/3/1986 | Birthplace: La Grange, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Cincinnati | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $5,350,000 | Owned/Started%: 12/1 | Average Draft Position: 194.28
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Reds' Homer Bailey, Matt Magill set for elbow surgery Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey and Matt Magill are scheduled to undergo right elbow surgeries Friday, the team announced.

Both players require Tommy John surgery, which will end their seasons.


Reds SP Homer Bailey to undergo Tommy John surgery


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/1/2015) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey will undergo Tommy John surgery, the team announced Friday. Bailey, who was originally placed on the disabled list last week with an elbow injury, will miss the rest of the 2015 season. 

“After consulting with (team medical director) Dr. Kremchek and other orthopaedic surgeons, we determined the best option with the most predictable outcome is to surgically repair the ligament,” general manager Walt Jocketty said. “It does not appear the injury is at all related to the right elbow flexor mass injury Homer sustained late last season.”

Bailey's 2014 season was cut short in August when he went down with the elbow flexor injury. He returned to the Reds' rotation on April 18 and made two starts before suffering a right elbow strain.

Kremchek will perform the Tommy John surgery next Friday in Cincinnati. Typical recovery time for pitchers having Tommy John surgery is 12-18 months. The team expects Bailey to return to the rotation during the 2016 season.


Reds place Manny Parra (neck) on DL, move Bailey to 60-day DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) The Reds announced Wednesday they moved starting pitcher Homer Bailey from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for starting pitcher Michael Lorenzen, who was called up from Triple-A Louisville to start against Milwaukee. 

"We'll explore rehab and all options before deciding on potential surgery," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said about Bailey, per MLB Network Radio.

The Reds also announced reliever Manny Parra was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained neck. The left-hander is 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA in seven appearances (3 1/3 innings).

"It comes and goes. Hopefully with some work and getting on a regimen, I'll be able to prevent it from happening," said Parra, who can be activated May 9, per MLB.com. "I don't expect it to be any longer than it has to. I'm feeling a lot better today, but we have to make sure we have enough arms."


Reds considering elbow surgery for SP Homer Bailey


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey may require surgery on his pitching elbow, manager Bryan Price told reporters, per the Associated Press on Tuesday. Bailey was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain and is not expected to be pitching in the near future, Price said on Monday.

A treatment that consists of platelet-rich plasma injections and rest is also another possibility for Bailey, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.

"A lot of times, you want to kick the tires and make sure," Price said. "Not everything needs to be corrected with surgery. There are other ways to do things.

"So there are some options out there beyond surgery. That being said, that would be one of the options."

Bailey signed a six-year, $105 million contract before the start of the 2014 season. He is 9-6 with a 3.84 ERA in 25 starts since signing an extension.


Reds place pitcher Homer Bailey on DL with right elbow sprain


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) The Reds have placed pitcher Homer Bailey on the 15-day DL with a right elbow ligament sprain, retroactive to April 24, and recalled pitcher Carlos Contreras, the team announced Monday.

Bailey came off the disabled list April 18 and made two starts before landing back on the DL. He posted an 0-1 record with a 5.56 ERA and three strikeouts in 11 1/3 innings.

"It's a messy and unbelievably unfortunate both for him as an individual and for our ball club," manager Bryan Price said. "(Bailey) certainly won't be pitching here in the near future."

Contreras has posted a 1-0 record in six appearances with a 1.08 ERA for Triple-A Louisville.


Reds SP Homer Bailey yields two HRs in no-decision Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey showed improvement in his second start of the season Thursday against the Brewers, even though he ended up with a no-decision. 

The right-hander, who allowed five earned runs on nine hits and three walks in his season debut Saturday, allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk in 5 2/3 innings Thursday. He struck out three.

Both of the runs Bailey allowed Thursday came on solo home runs. Adam Lind led off the second inning with a home run, giving Milwaukee a 1-0 lead. Aramis Ramirez led off the fifth inning with a home run, which tied the game at 2. 

Bailey was lifted in the sixth inning after issuing a two-out walk to Khris Davis.

''I think he managed the game better,'' Reds manager Bryan Price said of Bailey, per the Associated Press. ''I don't think he had as good of stuff as far as sheer velocity, but I think this is kind of the road we're going to travel until he's 100 percent.''

Bailey is scheduled to make his next start in a rematch with the Brewers on Tuesday.


Homer Bailey loses first start of season for Reds


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Homer Bailey made his first start of the season for the Reds, after being activated from the disabled list on Saturday. 

Bailey was recovering from September finger surgery. He took the loss to St. Louis in his 2015 debut. Bailey allowed five runs on nine hits.

"At this point in time, I felt that Homer had the stuff to get it done," manager Bryan Price said to MLB.com. "[Carpenter] had hit the ball soft three times -- a soft single his first at-bat and two soft groundball infield outs. It felt like Homer earned that right to face that hitter right there."

He walked three and didn't strike out a batter. He threw 57 strikes in 92 pitches. 

"It's definitely different. You can't prepare for that, especially with the limitations I've had," Bailey said. "I'm not going to use that as an excuse. Bryan asked me if I was good for the sixth. I told him I was. Then they had a few hits early in the counts. That was kind of the plan anyways, to try and get early outs. Knowing I didn't get the same base as everybody else did, I was trying to get early outs. Doing that, you have to be in the strike zone. That's the way it goes."

Bailey is next scheduled to start on Thursday at Milwaukee, against Kyle Lohse. 


Reds activate Homer Bailey from DL, starting Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) The Reds activated pitcher Homer Bailey from the disabled list, and he will make his season debut Saturday against the Cardinals. 

Bailey has been recovering from a torn flexor tendon in his finger last September. 

"It's great. It solidifies our rotation. We need him," manager Bryan Price said, per Fox Sports. "We need him to be a performer for us. We need him to give us an opportunity to be a better team in this division."

RHP Pedro Villarreal was optioned to Louisville to make room for Bailey on the roster.


Red excited to have pitcher Homer Bailey (elbow) return on Saturday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/17/2015) Reds manager Bryan Price is excited to have starter Homer Bailey make his first MLB start since Aug. 7 on Saturday in St. Louis, reports MLB.com.

"It's great. It solidifies our rotation. We need him," Price said. "We need him to be a performer for us. We need him to give us an opportunity to be a better team in this division."

Bailey shut down his season last year to undergo surgery to repair a torn tendon near his right elbow.

Report: Reds pitcher Homer Bailey to make debut Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey will reportedly make his regular season debut Saturday against the Cardinals, reports FOXSports.com.

Bailey is currently on his rehab assignment in Triple-A for an elbow injury. The Cardinals series this weekend was where Bailey was planning to make his return from the injury. Bailey is a career 6-10 with a 4.98 ERA against the Cardinals with 81 strikeouts and 38 walks.


Reds pitcher Homer Bailey completes rehab start Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey went 5 2/3 innings Sunday for Triple-A Louisville in what is expected to be his final rehab start, according to FOXSports.com.

Bailey allowed four runs on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts in the outing. 

"I've been anxious for it since Sept. 4," said Bailey after the game. "What really helped me today was to see the advanced hitters, how they're reacting to stuff. I saw some things I wanted to see. Obviously these guys are not your A-ball guys. They have a plan of what they're doing up there. I needed to see where command of certain pitches were and how they felt getting off the mound again and having a good crowd like they always do in Louisville made it pretty nice."

Bailey, who is dealing with an elbow injury that landed him on the 15-day DL, needed 91 pitches, 56 of them for strikes, in the 5 2/3 innings. 

"That's something this year I really wanted to focus on, is finding that curveball again," said Bailey. "I know coming up I always had a good curveball and then I've used my slider more the last year or two and it's kind of hit-or-miss. I threw some good sliders (today) and some of them were a little flat for my taste."


Reds pitcher Homer Bailey nearing return from elbow injury


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey is getting closer and closer to his return to the majors, reports MLB.com. Bailey was able to throw a simulated game Monday, totaling 75 pitches in his outing.

He is expected to throw Saturday for Triple-A Louisville.

"There's a chance, if the weather is not looking terribly promising, it could be someplace else; it's hard to say," manager Bryan Price said of Sunday's plans. "We'd like to ensure that he's going to pitch and get his equivalent of innings and pitches."

Bailey underwent surgery last September on the flexor mass tendon in his elbow and is eligible to return from the DL Saturday.


Reds targeting April 17-19 series for Homer Bailey's return


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey (elbow) is on track to come off the disabled list during a three-game series at St. Louis from April 17-19, manager Bryan Price said Monday.

Bailey, who is on the 15-day disabled list, will throw a simulated game Monday. If all goes well, he will make a rehab start Sunday.

"That's what we anticipate, as you guys know, when it comes to injured guys, it's always day to day, but we've optimistically laid out a format for Homer, but certainly he has to get through the next two starts before we can sign off on his activation," Price said, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.


Reds place Homer Bailey, Jason Bourgeois, Sean Marshall on DL


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Reds have placed pitcher Homer Bailey (elbow) on the 15-day DL with outfielder Jason Bourgeois (shoulder) and Sean Marshall (shoulder) on the 60-day DL, retro to March 27, the team announced Sunday.


Reds' Bailey, Iglesias throw in minor-league games Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Reds starting pitchers Homer Bailey and Raisel Iglesias both pitched in minor-league games Wednesday

Bailey, who will begin the year on the DL coming off September elbow surgery, threw 63 pitches against White Sox's Triple-A hitters. He allowed five runs on six hits and one walk, while recording eight strikeouts in five innings. He gave up a three-run homer in the first inning.

Iglesias, who might begin the year in the minors, allowed four runs on five hits and two walks in five innings against White Sox's Double-A hitters. He struck out five.


Homer Bailey to make two more minor league starts for Reds


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey's schedule became a little clearer on Sunday. 

Bailey is recovering from surgery last September on a torn flexor mass tendon near his elbow. He has appeared in two minor league games so far this spring.

His schedule, per MLB.com, is to start two more minor league games in Arizona, scheduled for April 1 and April 6. He'll then break camp with either Triple-A Louisville or Double-A Pensacola, where he'll start at least one regular season game. 


Homer Bailey pitches three innings in Reds' minor league game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Homer Bailey continued his return from elbow surgery with a three-inning outing in a Reds' minor league game on Friday. 

Bailey had surgery last September on a torn flexor mass tendon near his elbow.

Bailey allowed one run on three hits, walking two and striking out four. He threw 41 pitches, 25 for strikes. 

"I think Homer's first inning he was up (in the strike zone)," said Reds manager Bryan Price, per MLB.com's Mark Sheldon. "He made a good adjustment going into the second inning and threw the ball much better. I thought he looked terrific."

Bailey also pitched three innings in a minor league game last Sunday. He'll start again on April 1. 


Reds' Homer Bailey, Mike Leake set for minor-league work


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Reds pitchers Homer Bailey and Mike Leake will see their next spring action in minor-league games, MLB.com reports.

Bailey is working his way back from September elbow surgery. He threw two innings in a minor-league game Sunday, and the team has decided to keep him in minor-league action in order not to restart his disabled-list clock.

"We're on top of that," Reds manager Bryan Price said on Wednesday. "Backdating, we have to be aware of that so we don't pitch him in a game and find out it would affect our ability to activate him when we want him to during the season."

Leake will pitch in a minor-league game Saturday to allow the team to have more control over his outing.

"Start No. 5 in spring training for most starters is the most important because you almost have to get your innings and pitch allotment in that start or you have to go into your last spring training start trying to accomplish all those things," Price said. "I've seen it before where a guy gets knocked out in the second inning and has to go to the bullpen to throw four simulated innings and it's not nearly as productive."


Reds' Homer Bailey (elbow) on track to return by late April


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Reds manager Bryan Price said Wednesday that pitcher Homer Bailey (elbow) is on track to return by late April, according to Bleacher Report.

Bailey is rehabbing from surgery on his elbow last September and made his return to action in a minor-league game Sunday. He'll open the season on the disabled list as he continues to progress.


Reds' Homer Bailey tosses two innings in minor-league game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey (elbow) returned to action in a minor-league game Sunday, giving up one hit and one walk in two innings while striking out two and throwing 29 pitches.

Bailey said his elbow felt great after the outing, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. His fastball sat in the low 90s and Bailey was able to throw all his pitches.

Bailey is set to begin the season on the disabled list as he continues to work his way back from September elbow surgery. Provided he doesn't suffer any setbacks, he'll continue to increase his workload as he prepares for his return to major-league action.


Homer Bailey to return to mound in Reds' minor league game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey will pitch in a minor league game on Sunday. Bailey has been sidelined by a forearm injury and illness in spring training. 

The plan is for Bailey to pitch two innings or throw 30 pitches, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer's C. Trent Rosencrans


Reds P Homer Bailey remains on target despite illness


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/19/2015) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey threw a bullpen session Thursday, an encouraging sign as he recovers from both a forearm injury and a stomach bug that's been going around camp, according to MLB.com. 

Bailey is on schedule to pitch Sunday in a simulated game against minor leaguers, where he'll throw 30 pitches over the course of two innings. If all goes well, he will pitch in another five days, with an increased workload. 

"It's a process," said Bailey, who is scheduled to return to the Reds in mid-April. "Any time anybody has a surgery, it just takes time before you feel completely normal. Does it mean that it doesn't feel as good? Some days it does. Some days it feels fine. Some days it doesn't."


Reds' Homer Bailey could pitch in minor-league game on Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey, who is working his way back from offseason elbow surgery, is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Thursday. If he makes it through the session without any reported issues, he'll pitch in a minor-league game on Sunday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Reds pitcher Homer Bailey expected to throw Thursday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey is still working his way back in rehab. But that progress has been stalled but a stomach virus, reports MLB.com. Bailey was scheduled to throw batting practice Tuesday, but missed with the illness.

Bailey, who is expected to try to throw again Thursday, is hoping to make his appearance of spring training Sunday.

"It's not a big deal yet," manager Bryan Price said. "The second live batting practice was a suggestion as far as his schedule went. I don't think he was interested in throwing a second live batting practice as much as he was throwing in a game.

"So we can still modify his schedule to allow him to stay on schedule to throw in a game environment on the 22nd. But we've got to see how he's feeling. There's no purpose in putting him on the mound if he's weak and tired and vulnerable to the injury. So we have to see when we feel he's strong enough to get out there on the mound."


DeSclafani, Marquis, Iglesias join Cueto, Leake in Reds rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Reds starting pitchers Anthony DeSclafani, Jason Marquis and Raisel Iglesias have secured spots in the rotation to begin the season, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. They join Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake.

Homer Bailey is still recovering from September elbow surgery and will start the season on the disabled list. Paul Maholm, who was also competing for a spot in the rotation, has been told he will now compete for a spot in the bullpen.

"I think we have a pretty good idea of where we're headed," manager Bryan Price said, per MLB.com. "That being said, we still have 2 1/2 weeks of spring training games to go to make sure, No. 1, that we're healthy, and No. 2, that how we feel now remains the same."