Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
      
Fantasy Football Today
Fantasy Football Today Blog
Gameday Inactives
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Scores
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
Fantasy Baseball Today Blog
2015 Draft Prep Guide
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
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: 8 | Salary: $5,350,000 | Owned/Started%: 78/19 | Average Draft Position: 192.95
CIN

Latest Updates

 

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


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:41 pm ET) 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."


Reds move Tony Cingrani to the 'pen, will stretch out Raisel Iglesias


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Reds manager Bryan Price told reporters that Tony Cingrani will start the season in the bullpen, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Cingrani was scheduled to start a spring game on Monday, but was scratched in favor of Raisel Iglesias. The Reds will stretch Iglesias out to become a starter, per the Enquirer. Price indicated that Iglesias could take Homer Bailey's starts until he returns from injury, then return to the bullpen or the minors.


Homer Bailey faces live batters for Reds


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey threw about 30 pitches to batters during a live batting practice session on Saturday.

Bailey is rehabbing after undergoing offseason elbow surgery. He's thrown several bullpen sessions this spring, but this was his first time facing hitters. 

Bailey told MLB.com's Mark Sheldon, "It went fine." 


Reds' Homer Bailey on Wednesday bullpen: 'Thumbs up'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey (elbow) threw his fifth bullpen session of the spring Wednesday without issue, MLB.com reports.

"Thumbs up," Bailey said.

Bailey is rehabbing after undergoing offseason elbow surgery. He's scheduled to face batters for the first time in live batting practice Saturday. He's expected to have two live sessions before being allowed to pitch in a game.


Reds P Homer Bailey to throw bullpen on Wednesday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey is scheduled to throw another bullpen session on Wednesday, according to MLB.com

This would be Bailey's fifth bullpen of spring training. If everything goes as expected, Bailey would then throw a live batting practice session three days after. Bailey is still coming back from offseason arm surgery. 


Reds' Homer Bailey feeling good after fourth bullpen session Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey said he felt the 'best yet' after throwing 49 pitches during his fourth bullpen session Sunday, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Bailey is recovering from offseason arm surgery.


Reds' Homer Bailey tosses third bullpen session


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey was able to toss his third bullpen session on Thursday, according to MLB.com.

While he's made progress following offseason arm surgery, there's still no timetable for Bailey to face hitters. "Before he gets too far into the live BP, we'll probably want to start to integrate a few breaking balls and make sure his recovery is good," Reds manager Bryan Price said. He added that Bailey's recovery has been "so far, so good." 

Bailey, 28, posted a 3.71 ERA over 145 2/3 innings last season. 


Reds' Bailey says he feels good after bullpen session Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey (elbow) said he felt good Monday after throwing 26-27 pitches in the bullpen, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Bailey is not expected to be ready for the start of the season coming off elbow surgery in September, but he remains hopeful he won't miss a turn through the rotation.

"It's still so far away," he said, per MLB.com. "We have over a month. I haven't ruled out anything, but I haven't completely kept the door open. We just have to continue with the process. After the first three or four bullpens, we'll have a better idea of where it's at. Right now, it's still so new. It would be like that if you're healthy."


Reds' Homer Bailey after 'pen session: 'It was kind of really rewarding'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey completed a 20-pitch bullpen session on Friday without any issues, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.

"I've been looking forward to it, really," Bailey said. "Even in the offseason, playing catch and stuff, you see guys throw bullpens and in your mind, you think you can still do it. Getting out of a brace the first time, you think you can walk on the mound and throw, and that's not necessarily the case. It was kind of really rewarding, it felt really good."

Bailey, who is coming off September elbow surgery, is in danger of starting the season on the disabled list. The right-hander was limited to 23 starts in 2014, posting a 9-5 record with a 3.71 ERA. It was the first time in three seasons he finished with less than 10 wins.


Price on Bailey: Unlikely ready by opener, but April return possible


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey, who is coming off September elbow surgery, hasn't had any setbacks and is progressing well, according to manager Bryan Price. Bailey is slated to throw a bullpen soon, but it appears he will begin the season on the disabled list, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.

"He's well on his way, and we have complete faith he'll be able to go at some point in time fairly early in the season," Price said, per MLB.com. "I don't know if it's going to be opening day, but I don't imagine we'll be talking about May, either."

Bailey also indicated Tuesday he is expecting to be pitching for the Reds in April.

"I don't know, nobody knows," he said, per FOX Sports. "But I can say it is not like it is going to be June or even late May. We have every confidence in the world that it will be sometime in April. That's the best we can do, I think."

Bailey was limited to 23 starts in 2014, which was the first time in three seasons he had less than 10 wins. He finished 9-5 with a 3.71 ERA. The right-hander, who has thrown two no-hitters, is 33-27 with a 3.61 ERA over the last three seasons.


Reds' Homer Bailey still not cleared to throw off a mound


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Reds pitcher Homer Bailey has not been cleared to throw off a mound yet, according to MLB.com.

Bailey had elbow surgery in September, and still has a tough time getting loose. "It takes a little longer for him to get loose, he's still breaking up scar tissue in his elbow and things of that nature," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "But he feels good."

Price made it a point to mention that Bailey has not experienced a setback since his surgery. He said there's still a chance Bailey opens the season on the active roster. Bailey has been able to throw during camp, but took Saturday off as a normal rest day.

The 28-year-old posted a 3.71 ERA over 145 2/3 innings last year. 


Reds' Bailey a little behind schedule at the outset of spring training


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey, who is coming off elbow surgery in early September, said Wednesday he is a little behind his usual schedule as pitchers and catchers begin to report for spring training, per MLB.com. Although, he added he has not suffered any setbacks.

“I haven’t gotten off the mound,” Bailey said. “Usually, l like to get off the mound a few times before I come. But I can catch back up real quick. It’s more getting used to the throwing everyday stuff.”


Reds SP Homer Bailey 'ahead of schedule'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2014) Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey said Saturday that he's about seven-to-ten days ahead of schedule as he rehabs five days a week, MLB.com reports.

"I'm rehabbing every Monday through Friday ... fun stuff," Bailey said. "You're rehabbing instead of getting the time off you'd want. Once you're done with rehab, it's time to start working everything."

Bailey had surgery on Sept. 5 to repair a torn flexor mass tendon near his elbow.

"I'm about a week or a week and a half ahead of schedule. Everything looks fine," Bailey said. "I can't think of anything right now that I can't do. I haven't tried throwing yet, but even if I was healthy, I wouldn't start throwing until Christmas. That's the timetable they want me to start throwing, rehab-wise."

Bailey's status for the regular-season opener remains up in the air.


Reds hopeful Homer Bailey will be ready for start of 2015


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) The Reds are hopeful that pitcher Homer Bailey will be ready by Opening Day of next season, MLB.com reports.

"I don’t think he’s in jeopardy of missing any significant time during next year, if any at all," manager Bryan Price said Wednesday. "We’re hoping he’ll be ready by Opening Day but if not, it should be somewhere to close to it."

Bailey underwent surgery to repair a small tear in the flexor mass tendon near his forearm in early September. He went 9-5 with a 3.71 ERA and 124:45 K:BB ratio in 145 2/3 innings over 23 starts before being shut down.


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.